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Greenstone finalist of Stockholm Challenge Award

06-04-2006 (Paris)
Greenstone  finalist of Stockholm  Challenge Award
Greenstone Digital Library Software
The Open Source Greenstone Digital Library project has been retained as a finalist in the education category of the Stockholm Challenge intended to award the best ICT projects for social and economical development.
Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. Not being a digital library in itself, but a tool for building them, it provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet in the form of fully-searchable, metadata-driven digital collections.

Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO in Belgium. It is an open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
The developers of Greenstone rreceived the 2004 IFIP Namur award for "contributions to the awareness of social implications of information technology, and the need for a holistic approach in the use of information technology that takes account of social implications."

The 151 teams from 53 countries that have been designated as finalist in the Stockholm Challenge, are all invited to come to Stockholm and participate in the final event on May 8-11. The winners in each category will be announced during the prize celebrations in the Stockholm City Hall on May 11.
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