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Old 04-12-2009, 12:25 AM   #1
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Document Management System suggestions

I do some volunteer work with a non-profit (~60 years old) that has a lot of scrapbooks, photo albums, etc. I'd like to setup some sort of document management system for their historical archives (some digital photos, but mainly photos that need to be scanned and articles/papers that need to be scanned and/or OCR'ed). Obviously, I'd also like to store metadata like the associated date, categories/topics/tags, and textual description (like identification of persons in the photos).

I'd really like something geared towards historical documents if possible....

But the main features I'm looking for:
1) Probably web-based, as I'd like to be able to create a "view only" version for our web site.
2) Ability to associate scanned articles/papers with their OCR'ed content.
3) Will run on Linux - probably with a MySQL backend and some sort of (pref. web-based) frontend.
4) Free/Open Source.

Any suggestions?
Old 04-12-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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Hi -

I've done a lot of work with the FileNet document/content management system ... but it isn't exactly "Open source" ;-)

Two strong suggestions (both of which I've used and can vouch for .. if not in exactly this contect):

* Gallery2
<= It's easy to use, powerful ... and it might just give you everything you're looking for:

* MediaWiki:
<= If you wind up going with MediaWiki, here's a book recommendation:
"Professional Wikis", Mark S. Choate, ISBN: 978-0-470-12690-5

You've got lots of other choices ... but these are the first two I'd suggest looking at.

'Hope that helps .. PSM

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Old 04-13-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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BTW... nice info MediaWiki, I think is the greatest for this kind of repository. Also I want to ask for a program, web-based for some kind of document management - project management, with upload files and so on. Any suggestions? And if accept users with different credentials and access capability will be perfect.

PS: I've post here because i thought that this post is the most appropriate... Thanks in advance.
Old 04-13-2009, 03:29 PM   #4
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Document Management system..

A google search shows up quite a few others..

etc.. etc..

I believe there is a difference between CMS (Content Management Systems) and DMS (Document Management System) functionality and user interface.

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Old 10-05-2009, 04:44 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=farslayer;3507635]Another very easy solution is LogicalDOC.
I believe that LogicalDOC is easier than KnowledgeTree and more fast. Try it.
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Another very easy solution is LogicalDOC -
I believe that LogicalDOC is easier than KnowledgeTree and more fast. Try it.


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