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23-05-2006, 04:58 AM
I am in the process of acquisition and building a large digital technical documents and articles library, trade and industry based of course, my biggest issue seems at least at this point to be orginanization and indexing of the files. I am looking for some way to archive, catalog and index, either by title, topic or both and preferably with a search feature as well. Ideally this "program" would be able to be stored and accessed not only on my desktop system but on a remote server as well in case of the inevitable "crash", would hate to lose what I have accumulated thus far, much less in a year or two. Was hoping that some of the good folks here may have some experience with executing this sort of thing. Appreciate any input anyone has. Thanks!

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23-05-2006, 07:12 PM
This sounds like it could be achieved with Microsoft Access. :)

I don't like to recommend BG but this programme I find amazing for data base work. A powerful programme indeed :)

23-05-2006, 07:15 PM
You have to look for a program 'Content Management'
I had the same idea some years ago where I wanted to build a database of alls sorts of refr related articles and manuals.
Do once a search Google.

18-06-2006, 03:19 PM
I think the best program for this task is Greenstone Digital Library, from http://www.greenstone.org/cgi-bin/library. It is used by many libraries, mainly from New Zealand, so it does its job and it is open source. It can index all kinds of documents, including pdfs, docs, etc , it does have an index by keywords and it is user friendly. Personally, I skipped reading the documentation for it and use it directly. I have my own question here - does anybody have one of these ASHRAE documents: Design Essentials for Refrigerated Storage Facilities:
Successful Cool Storage Projects: From Planning to Operation:
Design Guide for Cool Thermal Storage
http://resourcecenter.ashrae.org/store/ashrae/newstore.cgi?itemid=8566&view=item&page=1&loginid=5963853&priority=cat210egory&words=cold%20storage&method=and& ? Are they useful for designing a food cold storage facility?