Piggydb is a flexible and scalable knowledge building platform that supports a heuristic or bottom-up approach to discover new concepts or ideas based on your input. You can begin with using it as a flexible outliner, diary or notebook, and as your database grows, Piggydb helps you to shape or elaborate your own knowledge. Piggydb is a Web application provided as a self-contained package that contains a Web server and database engine.
Synoptic is "GMail for your notes", meant to keep and categorize a large number of smallish notes and tidbits of information. Tagged overviews that retain order make it easy to maintain a good overview of your things. Adaptive tag clouds plus integration with browser bookmarks and forward/back navigation allow for easy navigation. Written in pure Python, it runs as a local Web server.
Compendium is a tool to generate encyclopedia-type Web sites (e.g., databases of books, authors, publishers, and literary genres) from content housed in a MySQL database, based on HTML templates. It generates pages with relatively static content and relies on Ruby on Rails for providing a backend to maintain the database. It radically separates content (in the database) from presentation. To facilitate this separation, it allows users to define their own custom tags and provides a simple translation engine to deal with, for example, tables of contents and navigation paths.
CASTORE (CApitalization & STORagE) takes place in a user-centered design approach to build an open archive platform, planned to create institutional repositories, managed by librarians in their respective institutions. With this system, the authors are able to store, convert (XML), fully index, manage, perpetuate, valorize, and distribute their digital documents. It uses an assembly of components (Tomcat, OO, JDO, Saxon, Lucene, etc.) to build middleware applications, relying on XML and any relational database. The system has been developed with a component architecture (J2EE) to be able to integrate the platform with any intranet environment with the minimum cost of development.
I(2) Drive is an online storage solution that allows personal and corporate users to manage their important information from anywhere. It provides client and server software for accessing and sharing files through a Web interface and WebDAV clients either as a hosted service or an in-house install.
OpenCartable is an online tool for teachers and their students organized around textbooks and bibliographies of links to Web sites or uploaded files. The "todo" links (or resources) can be affected as works that the student answers and the teacher corrects and marks. The focus is on simplicity, with students only using three pages: their desk, textbooks, and works. Users are grouped in a school, and teachers manage their students through groups. The contents are written as standard DocBook files plus a LOM (Learning Object Metadata) schema that can be shared among OpenCartable servers using simple tools like rsync.
The Virtual Data Center (VDC) is a digital library system "in a box" for numeric data. It provides a complete system for the management, dissemination, exchange, and citation of virtual collections of quantitative data. It provides everything necessary to maintain and disseminate an individual collection of research studies: including facilities for the storage, archiving, cataloging, translation, and dissemination of each collection. On-line analysis is provided, powered by the R Statistical environment.
IDM Portal OS software allows for the full range of portal services, including secure content management, user-defined editing, read and access rights, multilingual capability, collaboration tools, and administrator tools. IDM Portal OS Administrator, an integral part of the IDM Portal OS portfolio, supports on-going site maintenance and further customization, and helps to fully automate content management by Web masters.