About RUcore: Information Management Tools and Standards
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The Rutgers University Libraries and the RUcore
repository platform offer a number of tools and standards to support digital publication and preservation of information, including:
- Workflow Management System (WMS). The WMS is a web tool for adding digital objects and metadata to the repository. The WMS supports multiple strategies for adding objects and metadata, including adding an entire digital object collection and creating metadata for each object, or migrating metadata from the collection owner's database into the WMS. The WMS supports a full METS implementation, with metadata to describe and preserve the digital object. The WMS supports customized templates to create metadata specific to the collection owner's context and export of metadata in Dublin Core and MARC.
- E-journal platform. RUcore has developed an electronic open journal platform that establishes a peer-review process, a web-based presentation platform for searching or browsing journal issues and an article-level archiving strategy that maintains each article in the RUcore repository. If you are interested in using RUL's open journal system to publish an e-journal, contact the project manager.
- Search and Retrieval Utility. RUcore offers automatic OCR of documents, for full-text searching, as well as both XML and fielded record searches. Participants make their collections available via the repository interface, to provide a "one stop shop" for digital primary source material at Rutgers. However, participants will also be able to add a script to their own website to support search and retrieval of their own collections from the repository. The fact that RUcore is providing the search utility and digital resources will be transparent to visitor's at the participant's web site.