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The Archivists' Toolkit is an open-source data management system that provides support for the management of archives. This tool is aimed at archival repositories that store various kinds of data, especially text and image data. The tool supports accessioning and describing archival materials, establishing names and subjects associated with archives, managing locations of the materials, and exporting EAD finding aids, MARCXML records, and METS, MODS and Dublin Core records.


Box allows you to store and share content online. Files and folders can be shared as web links, files and folders can be synced from the desktop. This means that files can be automatically backed up from multiple computers/devices, and stored on the Box server. It provides searching tools, and the ability to view files without downloading.

Dash is an open source, community driven project that takes a unique approach to data publication and digital preservation.

Dropbox is an on-line file storage and sharing service. 2GB of Dropbox is available for free, with subscriptions up to 100GB available. Shared folders allow people to work together on the same projects and documents.

Dropbox files are also available off-line, and folders can be synced between multiple computers and mobile devices. Dropbox therefore can be used as a backup mechanism for important files, although it is by no means a complete solution.

ArcGIS Online is a system created by ESRI aimed at providing a common platform to find, share, and organize geographic content and to build GIS applications. The web front end to ArcGIS Online is ArcGIS.com. Through ArcGIS Online you can access maps, applications, and tools published by ESRI and other geographic information systems (GIS) users.

ESRI Geoportal Server is a free open source product that enables discovery and use of geospatial resources including datasets, rasters, and Web services. It can help organizations manage and publish metadata for their geospatial resources and provides access to users. The Geoportal Server supports standards-based clearinghouse and metadata discovery applications. There are four key features: cataloging, geoportal administration, data publishing, and data discovery.

The DataONE Generic Member Node (GMN) is a complete open-source implementation of a DataONE Member Node (MN). As such, it is a data preservation-oriented repository, and one that manages its content collection through the DataONE MN_Storage API. GMN accepts any metadata format, and provides byte-level persistence of objects.

Google Docs provides for web-based creation, editing and management of:

HDFql stands for "Hierarchical Data Format query language". It is a high level language for handling HDF5 files.

HDFql provides a simpler, cleaner, and faster interface for HDF5 across C, C++, Java, Python, C# and Fortran.

IBM's DB2 is a comprehensive relational database management system (RDBMS). Application versions are available for both desktops and servers and run on a variety of platforms. Unsupported open source versions are available.

Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management tool and is used for version control of files. Mercurial is distributed, giving each developer a local copy of the entire development history.

Merritt is a repository service and curation environment for storage and preservation of digital objects, provided by the California Digital Library. Merritt can be used to manage, archive, and share content. It can provide significant features for a digital object:

MySQL is a relational database system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to several databases. All major programming languages include libraries to access MySQL. It comes with a command line tool, with many third party graphical user interfaces also available. Although not considered a full enterprise RDBMS like Oracle or PostgreSQL, it supports most RDBMS technologies like foreign keys, triggers, views, indexing, and backup.

The Oracle Database is a proprietary relational database management system (RDBMS). There are various editions available depending on technical requirements. All editions are built using the same common code base which can scale from small, single-processor servers to clusters of multi-processor servers without changing the code. Oracle runs on various operating systems including: Apple Mac OS X Server, HP UNIX, HP OpenVMS, IBM AIX, IBM z/OS, Linux, Microsoft Windows and Sun Solaris.

Papers is desktop electronic library and document organizer. The tool helps users organize documents in many formats, including PDF, MS Word, spreadsheets, presentations, posters, and scanned text. Papers includes dedicated space for users' articles and conference related materials, such as travel documents and posters. It includes a citation tool and a built in search engine.

SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained SQL database engine. SQLite can be used as a database underlying a website, or as a substitute for a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).

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