Developer Resources

Digital Library Toolkit

The Digital Library Tool Kit was sponsored by Sun Microsystems Computer Company in the hopes of addressing some of the leading questions that academic institutions, public libraries, government agencies, and museums face in trying to develop digital content.

Digital Object Identifier

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) is a system for identifying and exchanging intellectual property in the digital environment. It provides a framework for managing intellectual content, for linking customers with content suppliers, for facilitating electronic commerce, and enabling automated copyright management for all types of media.

D-Space, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DSpace is a digital library system to capture, store, index, preserve, and redistribute the intellectual output of a university¹s research faculty in digital formats. Developed jointly by MIT Libraries and Hewlett-Packard (HP), DSpace is now freely available to research institutions world-wide as an open source system that can be customized and extended.


The Fedora project was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build a digital object repository management system based on the Flexible Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture (Fedora). The new system is designed to be a foundation upon which interoperable web-based digital libraries, institutional repositories and other information management systems can be built.

RDF, Resource Description Framework

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) integrates a variety of applications using XML as an interchange syntax.