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J-ISIS is a general purpose Open Source database system entirely written in Java and based on existing and solid FOSS software packages, such as Berkley DB and Lucene, from the Apache Foundation.

The J-ISIS project’s mission and goals are to develop a new multiplatform Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) ISIS suite that would provide the same successful concepts and functionalities as the actual UNESCO ISIS suite while removing the restrictions, being Client/Server, UNICODE, and benefiting of the latest software developments. One of the objectives was also to keep the assets and experience of the users. But the main objective is to develop a long-term solution that would be modular, easy maintainable and extensible.

The project is being supported by the Bibliothèque de l’Ecole du Louvre and INSIA, France.

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