We are proud to announce the release of Version 4.8.7 of the open-source digital repository SobekCM, along with a new MSI installer for simple installation of this version (and much of the help related to the software) at http://sobekrepository.org/software/download.
There were numerous updates released in the first quarter of 2015, culminating in the release of the new installer for version 4.8.7. Development focused on general performance and design improvements, including embracing an international content delivery network for many of the static files used by the system and other changes to result in a large performance gain for real users. Customization support was added for MARC21 generation and OAI-PMH metadata formats, from new system-wide settings to ability to apply a XSLT to the MARC21 after generation. Development focused on improving the ease of online collection management, editing the look and feel of the site, and other administrative options with many new features available to authenticated and permissioned users. And finally, the system underwent continuing architectural revolutions with a completely rewritten modular builder service and with an increasing acceptance of a REST-based microservices approach.
For a complete list of the many changes, please view the list of updates from the first quarter here: http://sobekrepository.org/design/webcontent/software/Updates.pdf
You can view the open source code on GitHub as well at: https://github.com/MarkVSullivan/SobekCM-Web-Application
We welcome all interested contributors, or any questions you may have about the software or the installation process.
Thank you to all the other contributors, both those who contributed code as well as those that provided guidance and helped us continue to improve upon the administrative features of the system.
Mark V. Sullivan
CIO & Application Architect
Sobek Digital Hosting and Consulting, LLC
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