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This software is made available to enable any institution to leverage our low-cost mass digitization model of manuscript collections, regardless of your method of finding aid delivery.

The development of this software was a direct outcome of the NHPRC-funded grant project "Digitizing the S. D. Cabaniss Papers" which ended February 28, 2011.

We are posting it under the following copyright permissions:

 Copyright (c) 2011, The University of Alabama Libraries.
 Licensed under the
 Educational Community License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may
 not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may
 obtain a copy of the License at
 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
 software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS"
 or implied. See the License for the specific language governing
 permissions and limitations under the License.

Contributors to this software include Jody L. DeRidder, Will F. Jones and Tonio Loewald, all of University Libraries, The University of Alabama. The MODS template is adapted from one created by the University of Alabama Libraries Metadata Unit -- special thanks to Shawn Averkamp and Mary Alexander for their work on this.

Download here: [1]

Current assumptions can be viewed here: File:ASSUMPTIONS.txt and current instructions can be viewed here: File:DOTHIS.txt. These files are also in the software package.

Item and folder-level displays provided by this package (for those not using Acumen) were developed by Will F. Jones, and the XSL for the EAD display here came from Tonio Loewald's Acumen software.  :-)

  1. A sample display of a folder: [[2]]
  2. A sample display of an item: [[3]]

Your entries in the configuration file control information, logo, colors, etc.

To install, save the following archive file to your computer, and unpack it on a Linux/Unix computer in the area where you want to prepare content for web delivery. To unpack: on command line in the same directory, type in "tar xvzf UALmm.tgz" (without the quotes).

Sample test collections are provided, though you'll have to change the base_url, file_path, and digital_collection_link in their config files to adapt to your system. After doing so, follow the instructions after to view the collections online.

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