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The Bibliographic Institute of Brussels exerts chaos too: it has divided the universe into 1000 subdivisions, from which number 262 is the pope; number 282, the Roman Catholic Church; 263, the Day of the Lord; 268 Sunday schools; 298, mormonism; and number 294, brahmanism, buddhism, shintoism and taoism. It doesn't reject heterogene subdivisions as, for example, 179: "Cruelty towards animals. Animals protection. Duel and suicide seen through moral values. Various vices and disadvantages. Advantages and various qualities." — Jorge Luis Borges, The Analytical Language of John Wilkins


Leeber is a resource cataloging application. It can be used to catalog any resource identifiable by a URI, meaning it can be used to catalog anything, however it is typically used to catalog web-based resources. Leeber has two interfaces, one for those creating the catalog, and one for those using it. Currently, the interface for catalog creators is simplistic and limited in functionality. The interface for users, however, is more complete, featuring a "web portal" style interface intended to make it easy for users to quickly find very specific subsets of cataloged resources. See for an example of an active set of Leeber portals.

Leeber is implemented in Java. The cataloging information, or metadata, is stored as RDF/XML.

Leeber is the successor to Liber.



To download Leeber, visit the sourceforge project page for Leeber.

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