Creating Your Digital Library System

You can build your digital library using any technology on any database that you prefer. The only requirement from BEN for your digital library is that if you would like to get harvested to the BEN Portal your system needs to be able to generate BEN LOM Metadata Records to be sent to the BEN Portal.

It will be easier for your system to generate BEN LOM Metadata Records if you already store your data in the BEN LOM structure. So when you create your digital library system make sure that it meets all the requirements of the BEN LOM.

See the BEN Metadata Whitepaper for the specification of the BEN LOM.