SobekCM

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Sobek
The Nile, The Army and Military
Sobek.svg
Major cult center Crocodilopolis, Faiyyum Oasis, Kom Ombo
Symbol crocodile
Parents Set and Neith
Siblings Anubis

SobekCM (alternately Sobek and Sobek CM) is an Open Source software engine and suite of associated tools for digital libraries and digital repositories for galleries, libraries, archives, museums, colleges, universities, scholarly research projects as with the Digital Humanities, Research Data Collections, and more.[1] The SobekCM software was developed initially at the University of Florida Libraries by Mark V. Sullivan, with much input from UF and collaborative partners, and ongoing development supported by the full team at the UF Libraries and the larger collaborative community. The largest digital repositories powered by SobekCM are the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC).

Within the University of Florida Libraries, Mark Sullivan began developing SobekCM in June 2005.[2] The system went live in April 2006.[3] In September 2011, Florida's Council of State University Libraries selected SobekCM to power digital libraries across the state with advanced functionality[4] Development on SobekCM is active and ongoing, accelerated by numerous grants. In April 2012, the Jean-Marie Derscheid collection hosted and supported through SobekCM was part of the Center for Research Libraries' Primary Source Award for Access.[5] In March 2012, NEH awarded a grant to the Historic St. Augustine project, another digital collection powered and hosted with SobekCM.[6] Other major grants awarded from 2012-2013 include: the Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project, funded by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP);[7] Pioneer Days in Florida: Diaries and Letters from Settling the Sunshine State, 1800-1900, funded by NHPRC;[8] Archive of Haitian Religion and Culture, funded by NEH;[9] and Diario de Pernambuco Digital Newspaper Project, funded by the Center for Research Libraries' Latin America Materials Project;[10] and the Panama Canal - Preserving a Legacy, Celebrating a Centennial, Leveraging an Extraordinary Human Achievement, funded by IMLS.[11]

SobekCM has been released as open source software with a GNU GPL license. The SobekCM software can be downloaded from the SobekCM Software Download Site and SourceForge.[12][13][14] The site also includes documentation for installing and configuring the SobekCM software.

SobekCM Name[edit]

SobekCM is named in part for the Egyptian crocodile god, Sobek. SobekCM's name comes in part of the mythical Sobek's role as a collector of lost things, or "the idea that as a crocodile, Sobek is the best suited to collecting items upon the Nile." [15] SobekCM is Sobek Content Management.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Mark. "SobekCM". University of Florida Libraries. University of Florida Libraries. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, Mark. "SobekCM Development". University of Florida Libraries. University of Florida Libraries. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  3. ^ Hood, Barbara. "UF Digital Collections Web site debuts". University of Florida News. University of Florida. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  4. ^ "CSUL determines common digital library platform". FCLA Website. FCLA. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Award for Access". Focus. Center for Research Libraries. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Historic St. Augustine". EDSITEment!. National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Reakes, Patrick. "Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project : National Digital Newspaper Program ( NDNP ) Grant Proposal". Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Cusick, James. "Pioneer Days in Florida: Diaries and Letters from Settling the Sunshine State, 1800-1900 ( NHPRC Grant Proposal )". Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Hebblethwaite, Benjamin. "Archive of Haitian Religion and Culture ( NEH Grant Proposal )". Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Phillips, Richard. "Diario de Pernambuco Digital Newspaper Project". Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Russell, Judith. "The Panama Canal - Preserving a Legacy, Celebrating a Centennial, Leveraging an Extraordinary Human Achievement". Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  12. ^ Sullivan, Mark. "SobekCM Software Download Site". University of Florida Libraries. University of Florida Libraries. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  13. ^ Sullivan, Mark. "SobekCM Digital Repository from SourceForge". SourceForge. SourceForge. Retrieved 03/01/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  14. ^ Sullivan, Mark. "MARC Library (SobekCM) from SourceForge". SourceForge. SourceForge. Retrieved 03/01/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  15. ^ "Wikipedia: Sobek". Wikipedia. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Open Source METS Metadata Editor". Laurie N. Taylor. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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