Community Software for Handles
Here we list tools and projects that have come out of the handle developer community. See also DOI Tools for those tools and projects specific to DOI names, HANDLE.NET Software Client Libraries for the core handle client, HANDLE.NET Software for server software, and Other HANDLE.NET Software for related tools and projects from CNRI.
We welcome suggested additions to this list. While CNRI is not in any way responsible for these packages and projects, we believe that they will be of interest and use* to Handle System users and developers.
OpenHandle provides an alternate Handle Client interface for the Handle System and is an open-source project hosted on Google Code. Its aim is to facilitate access to the Handle System by presenting the data records as simple markup documents available through a web service. Technically, OpenHandle is implemented as a Java servlet-based front-end to the Handle System and exposes Handle records as RDF/XML, RDF/N3, and JSON. Additional serializations can be readily added as required. Community involvement is invited.
Hedgehog is an RDBMS storage implementation for CNRI's handle server, developed by the University of Wisconsin. It uses the Hibernate persistent object storage toolkit, and can be used with any Hibernate-supported JDBC-compliant backend database. Contact is Scott Prater, University of Wisconsin.
OpenDOI: A doi: and hdl: resolver for MacOS X
OpenDOI by Brian de Alwis adds support for resolving URNs of the form 'hdl:string' and 'doi:string' for users of MacOS X. It is based on an AppleScript that redirects those URNs to a proxy server, either http://dx.doi.org or http://hdl.handle.net respectively. The author states that this tool is in the public domain.
DOI® Resolver Dashboard Widget
Dashboard Widget for Mac OS X Dashboard. "Say you're reading a journal article and you want to read another paper that the article references. If the referenced paper's DOI is listed in its citation, simply type/paste it into the DOI Resolver widget, press Enter, and your default browser will take you to the web page currently associated with the DOI." (Independently Developed)