Funding for the development of the Alexandria Digital Library middleware and the ADEPT Virtual Learning Environment, under the NSF DLI2 initiative, has now ended. Future support for enhancement and dissemination of the operational library infrastructure will be provided by the Davidson Library UCSB. ADL technology will be the starting point for designing a distributed geospatial library network funded by the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Initiative. Please see for more information.

The educational evaluation component of the DLI2 project continued into 2005, and further work on the ADEPT software and its broader deployment are under way via a joint U.S. (NSF) and U.K. (JISC) funded project: DialogPlus - Digital Libraries in Support of Innovative Approaches to Learning and Teaching in Geography.

ADL Software Documentation

Version 2 Middleware

Alexandria Digital Library Software Developer's Guide

The Alexandria Digital Library Developer’s software package includes the ADL middleware version 2 and webclient software. This guide shows you how to:

  • add your collections to the Alexandria Digital Library
  • use the webclient code to develop your own libraries
  • develop other clients on the middleware interface

HTML version (under development)

PDF version (to be supplied)

Installing the ADL Webclient and Sample Collection

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Getting Started with the Alexandria Digital Library

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Getting Started with the Sample Collection

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Alexandria Digital Library Services

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ADL Query Translator Configuration Guide

ADL query translation is configured using a python script.This guide helps you create the file, which is a python script that provides the connection between the ADL query and the fieldnames in your database. ADL queries are translated into SQL queries using bucket definitions you configure in this file.

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Version 1 Middleware

Alexandria Digital Library in a Box User's Guide

How to install ADL standalone software and add your collections to ADL.

Other Documentation


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