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[opensource] Digital Information Virtual Archive (DIVA)

ShinJoung Yeo shyeo at stanford.edu
Mon May 19 14:31:45 PDT 2008


I was very impressed by Diva as well. I heard that they're planning to 
incorporate with moodle which is their open source course work platform.

Shinjoung

Zach Chandler wrote:
> I think JF has the stack correctly.
>
>   
>> PHP, Java, some C(something - plus maybe?)
>>   
>>     
> And Vijoy is right about PostGRE, with abstraction layer so that it can 
> be run with MySQL, as I recall.
>
> Mostly PHP, I think the Java and/or C was for multimedia processing 
> stuff, like FFMPEG.
>   
>> It was quite slick, and had a number of accessibility hooks built in and
>> ready to be taken advantage of (I actually applauded at the presentation
>> <smile>)
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> Yup, they seem to have done everything very thoughtfully. Extremely 
> impressive.  Even moreso as it was the work of one guy (more or less) 
> right?  Diva is a much better DAM system than Drupal, and since they 
> were talking about open API, there is no reason to think that somewhere 
> down the line we couldn't devise a Drupal module that relies on Diva (or 
> similar) for file management.
>
> I think that the Diva server stack is a little too hefty for me to 
> handle under my desk*Nix/Apache/Tomcat/C/SQL, no? but if we could have a 
> central server running Diva that we could tap into from our various AFS 
> mysql/php projects, that would be pretty keen.
>
> Z.
>   
>> JF
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>>> Thanks, Lois
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>>> On May 19, 2008, at 11:01 AM, James Jacobs wrote:
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>>>> the DIVA folks spoke here last week. it's soon to be open-sourced.
>>>> looks very cool. could be a very useful tool for stanford faculty,
>>>> researchers and students to store and share their files and data.
>>>> much more robust collaborative environment than AFS. check it:
>>>>
>>>> http://diva.sfsu.edu/
>>>>
>>>> james
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>> International Documents Librarian
>>>> Green Library
>>>> Stanford University
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