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Welcome!

EmeraldView is a front-end for the digital library software Greenstone. It is written in PHP5, using an MVC architecture with the Kohana application framework. EmeraldView runs "on top" of an existing Greenstone installation, without changing its files or operation at all. Thus one could run the standard Greenstone front-end and EmeraldView simultaneously. Conversely, either Greenstone or EmeraldView can be run independently of the other.

We would be overjoyed if you have any contributions or suggestions to share, particularly in design. You can reach our lead at yitznewton@hotmail.com

Why?

We are aiming to solve several key weaknesses of the stock front-end:

How?

EmeraldView provides an MVC solution for Greenstone display, enabling user-friendly and arbitrary routing, ease of local code modification, and a theming approach familiar to modern web designers.

EmeraldView provides access via URLs such as:

Who?

We would love to hear from anyone interested in contributing anything - code, ideas, documentation, a better logo... Contact yitznewton@hotmail.com

Demo

We were not able to get regular ol' Greenstone working on our web host, so we are running EmeraldView alone; however, the same collection files could theoretically be made to work with Greenstone simultaneously.

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