Archiving 2017: Introducing the Open Source Software Suite Kitodo – in Riga

ArchSC11: Kitodo. More than just a Workflow Tracking Tool. 15:45 – 17:45 (2 hours), Instructor: Frank Ulrich Weber, Zeutschel GmbH

This Archiving 2017 course (ArchSC11) focuses on the use of the open source software suite Kitodo. The software is managed by the association “Kitodo.Key to digital objects e.V.” and a founded release management. The two layers of the system, Kitodo.Production and Kitodo.Presentation, allow the users a flexible setup.

Kitodo.Production enables an easy creation of workflows for digitalization projects. The workflows can be tracked easily and the progress is always documented. The powerful metadata editor allows adding any imaginable structure and metadata element. Statistic evaluations are always available.

Kitodo.Presentation is an independent software tool to manage digital collections and present them to the interested user via a modern web browser. That is possible because Kitodo.Production generates standardized METS/MODS files in addition to the digitized objects. An index enables fast searches even within a huge asset of digital objects and the OAI-PHM2 interface allows other systems to access and retrieve the metadata of the digital objects in different formats. The TYPO3 content management system in the back offers functionalities even for the unskilled user.