Various members of the Kitodo community are currently working on a module with publication server functionality. A first prototypical implementation called Kitodo.Publication already exists.
The Kitodo.Publication module is based on TYPO3. It forms the user interface and administrative environment of a publication server. It was developed by the Saxon State and University Library Dresden in association with effective WEBWORK and is currently being used live on the Qucosa project: http://slub.qucosa.de/ and http://ul.qucosa.de/
Source code on GitHub
Kitodo.Publication does not yet form part of the official Kitodo Suite, but it is an interesting project developed by the Kitodo community.
The backend of Kitodo.Publication offers the following functions:
The frontend offers the following functions:
Like all Kitodo components, Kitodo.Publication is open source software that can be freely reused. The source code can be found on GitHub.
As a TYPO3 extension, this publication server is particularly suitable for libraries that already use the popular content management system. This solution is especially useful if Kitodo – and particularly Kitodo.Presentation – is already in use, as the new module allows for significant simplification and homogenisation of the technical infrastructure.
Despite a number of unique selling points, the module is still very new and does not feature the maturity of a long-established solution for document servers in all of its functions. Where highly specific requirements exist, it may therefore require further development. Thanks to the popularity of TYPO3, however, there are a relatively high number of potential development partners in possession of the relevant expertise – e.g. effective WEBWORK.