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K-Link

Connects various information sources to a common digital library and provides search, retrieval and exchange of information from different platforms.

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Please visit the website for more information!

If you find any issues with this application, please report them at the issue tracker. Contributions are both encouraged and appreciated. If you like to contribute please check the website for more information.

The upstream repository is at: https://github.com/k-box/k-link

Installation

K-Link can be installed on most operating systems. The installation is heavily based on Docker.

Prerequisites

Simplest installation

These few commands allow you to quickly install a K-Link locally on your computer for testing purposes.

  • Create a directory: mkdir k-link && cd k-link
  • Download configuration file: curl -o docker-compose.yml https://raw.githubusercontent.com/k-box/k-link/master/docker-compose.example.yml
  • Start up services: docker-compose up -d (running this for the first time, it will download a lot of data and take a while)
  • Visit your K-Link Registry: http://localhost:8181/registry (you can login to the K-Link Registry with the username admin and the password 123456789.)

For an installation on a server in the Internet or more configuration options, see the documentation on installation of the K-Link. There you set relevant passwords, which is important when using the Software for any purpose.

Components

The K-Link consists in different components:

Name Image Based on Description
K-Link Website klink Static HTML A simple website, the public face of a K-Link
K-Link Registry registry PHP and Symfony 4 Orchestrator of applications connected to a K-Link and their permissions
Database registry-db MariaDB A database for the use of the K-Link Registry application.
K-Search API ksearch PHP and Symfony 4 Full text search component used for K-Link and K-Box
K-Search Engine engine Apache SOLR Open Source search engine pre-configured for the K-Search

License

GNU AGPLv3 Image

This program is Free Software: You can use, study share and improve it at your will. Specifically you can redistribute and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Your contribution is very welcome. Find more information in our contribution guide.

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