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.
Plone is a content management system that is simple to set up, maintain, and modify. It is designed to be a corporate-ready content management system. It is ideal as an intranet and extranet server, as a document/Web publishing system, and as a groupware tool for collaboration between separately located entities. It aims to be a proper content management and publishing system, sharing the same qualities as Teamsite, Livelink, and Documentum.
Glossword is a system to publish dictionaries, glossaries, and encyclopedias. It features an installation wizard, support for multiple languages, visual themes, multi-domain installation, an administrative interface with multi-user support, built-in search and cache engines, the ability to export/import dictionaries in XML format, and W3C-validated code. Glossword is useful for any sort of dictionary-like content, including sites with game cheat codes, online translators, references, and various kinds of CMS solutions.
refbase is a Web-based bibliographic manager that can import and export references in various formats (including BibTeX, Endnote, ISI, RIS, PubMed, MODS XML, OpenOffice, and Word 2007 XML). It can make formatted lists of citations in HTML, RTF, PDF, or LaTeX, and offers powerful searching and RSS support. Its OpenSearch and SRU/W services and support for unAPI and COinS metadata allow for easy access by clients and search engines.
Dokeos is a Web application to manage learning and collaboration activities. It allows the teacher/trainer to create content, to structure activities along a sequenced path, to interact with students/trainees, and to follow their progress. It has been translated into 31 languages, and is used by more than 3500 organizations worldwide.
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.
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.