Chapter 1. Basic concepts

1.1. What is the dLibra for?

The dLibra Digital Library Framework is a set of tools that support:

  • Storing digital documents of various types (e.g. scientific articles, reports, manuals, HTML pages, PDF documents)

  • Managing digital documents stored in a library (e.g. modifying documents, grouping documents, assigning document to thematic categories)

  • Access to digital documents (e.g. viewing document on web pages, searching for documents, securing documents from copying, temporal access)

  • Managing a digital library (e.g. creating groups of users, managing user rights)

Editor application enables digital documents managing (e.g. adding, grouping documents), administrator application enables digital library managemeng, whereas web application (WWW) enables browsing, searching and reading stored documents.