Background to InterPublish

Libraries and Knowledge centres play a vital role in keeping patrons aware of the latest developments in their field.  In the past librarians have built extensive physical collections of paper-based publications. Now in the 21st century much news and information is published quickly and conveniently on the internet.  Increasingly documents may never find their way into paper medium

The challenge for libraries is how to keep across the volume of new and relevant content published on the internet, how to bring it to the attention of the library's patrons and how to retain and maintain it in electronic collections.


interpublishInterPublish allows information professionals to identify collections of internet-based information sources (websites, RSS feeds, email inboxes)  to be automatically monitored for new documents matching the research interests of different groups of patrons.  When new matches are found InterPublish  extracts key metadata, such as date, author, title and transcript.  If a PDF file attached to the web page, this will be downloaded.  If not, it will capture the actual HTML pages as PDFs.

Captured documents are held in InterPublish's local database where they can be quickly reviewed and processed by the librarian.  Options available to the librarian include:

  • delete the document
  • modify the metadata associated with the document
  • publish the document to matching interest group mailing lists
  • publish the document to a collection held in a Koha or DSpace repository

Much of the functionality behind the scanning and capture process is configurable and can be tailored to the specific research requirements of each library.


Our Library Systems Mission

Build, integrate and manage efficient and sustainable systems.
Innovate in functionality, design and building technology, tailor-suiting them to the needs and preferences of each library.
Assist and advice librarians and staff with all levels of technology expertise.
Use the best available open source components and our own integration systems to create well-rounded solutions.

Case Studies

Koha, Interdocs and GratisNet in Northern Territory Health

The Northern Territory’s Health Library Network signed up for Prosentient System’s document delivery system and were impressed with the after sales service.  “We found Edmund to be very good to work with” explained Resources Management Librarian, Ruby Lindberg.  “No matter how many times we rang he was always patient and helpful.  After sales service and support is very important to us because we don’t have the technical in-house knowledge of the applications to do it ourselves”.  Their good experience with Interdocs soon led the library to join GratisNet, and then to take up the hosted Koha Library Management System.

DSpace: Australian Open Access Support Group

In this case study published by the Australian Open Access Support Group, Gemma Siemensma, Library Manager at Ballarat Health Services, describes the thinking and processes behind the introduction of their DSpace repository

Koha and DSpace in the NSW Parliamentary Library

When the Parliamentary Library of New South Wales began using Koha as its Library Management system and DSpace as its digital repository, the staff didn't do so to make a political statement about the viability of open source software. “This was just the software that fulfilled our requirements,” said Deborah Brown, Parliament’s chief librarian.

While having a physical collection, NSW Parliament library's lifeblood is digitized news media. Through their parliamentary copyright exemption they reproduce and store dozens of articles each day for the use of the Members of Parliament (and their staff) who make up their user base.

... more Case Studies

Who We Are

We are an IT company that builds, integrates and manages efficient and sustainable systems. We innovate in functionality, design and building technology according to the client needs and preferences. Assist and advice clients with all levels of technology expertise. Use the best available open source components and our own integration systems to create well-rounded solutions.

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