Chapter 1. Basic concepts

1.1. dLibra - general information

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.

A set of discussion forums are available on dLibra project web page. There forums focus on both technical help for dLibra system (editor and administrator application, reader application, dLibra system installation and configuration, etc.) and general topics concerning digital libraries and dLibra system. Editor application forum and administrator application forum is reserved for editor and administrator application users. All the forums can be found under If you have any questions/problems/suggestions we invite you to post it on the forum.