Lazybase is one of those clean neat ideas. A site that “allows anyone to design, create and share a database of whatever they like.”
I’ve been looking into open source content and document management systems. Two that seem appropriate are Apache Lenya – Open Source Content Management (Java/XML) and opencms.org: OpenCms – The Open Source Content Management System. They are both open source, XML based, and offer ways to hide the xml/html from authors and editors.
HyperJournal is an open journal publishing system that supports XML (according to the docs) that is now in Alpha. It has an intruiging feature, “Dynamic Contextualization” that links things between articles including between articles at different Hyperjournal installations. I think that’s why they call it “HYPERjournal” as it is designed to automatically link things.
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I am involved with a group of people developing an online journal for the humanities computing community. John W. sent me a link to Tools and Resources for Online Journal Editors and Publishers which looks like a great overview of the tools out there.
The question for us will be if we want to roll our own tools. Should the humanities computing community demonstrate the possibilities for technology or just concentrate on content?