Open-source software in shortest of words avail free distribution and complete accessibility to source code. Also it offers free license distribution and derived works. There is no preference to any person or group and above all it does not impose any restrictions on the existing software.
Proprietary software on the other hand is not offered free of cost most of the times. This blog puts light on some of the most popular OSS for digital archiving which a majority of service providers prefer for data and document archiving.
Collection Space: Collection Space as the name itself suggests is a collections managing system preferred by many historical societies, museums and other similar collection-holding administrations. The software should be installed by an expert systems engineer so that it gets implemented perfectly.
CollectiveAccess: This is a web based cataloguing tool used for digital collections. It is of configuring nature and hence does not need any type of customer programming.
DSpace: DSpace helps in content sharing for digital storehouses. It also like many other OSS demands you to seek the assistance of expert professionals for adequate implementation.
Greenstone: Greenstone is a multi-lingual software with a document specifying how to use it. This data source can be very helpful but it is devoid of any information regarding the setting up of server for accommodating Greenstone.
Fedora: Fedora serves as one of the best options for keeping, handling and retrieving digital data and documents. This however requires exceptional level of programming skills for implementation.
Besides the above mentioned, there are a lot other software used by professional companies offering digital archiving services.
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