Kete 1.1 is now available with a giant helping of new features and
improvements. This is also the first release where you can grab Kete
our code repository’s new home at Github.com. See
http://kete.net.nz/site/topics/show/25-downloads for details or browse
code online at http://github.com/kete/kete/. For more information about
this release, please see
For those who haven’t seen Kete in action, Kete is open source Ruby on
application that enables communities, whether the community is a town or
company, to collaboratively build their own digital libraries, archives
repositories. Kete combines features from Knowledge and Content
Systems as well as collaboration tools such as wikis, blogs, tags, and
online forums to make it easy to add and relate content on a Kete site.
Examples of Kete 1.1. in use include the project’s community site at
http://kete.net.nz/ and Kete Horowhenua at
The full release announcement can be found at
There are a number of stand alone Ruby on Rails plugins also available
were written for Kete. Here are a few examples:
Acts As Licensed can be used to deliver user chosen licenses for the
they put up on a site. A Rails app using the plugin can preload
Commons NZ or Creative Commons AU licenses with a rake task for their
to choose from or configure its own licenses via a web interface. Feel
to contribute rake tasks for other jurisdictions.
Acts As Zoom can be used to add full text searching capabilities using
ruby-zoom gem to talk to a Z39.50 server. Note that there are
customizations in the bundled version of acts_as_zoom with Kete that
eventually be rolled back into the stand alone plugin.
Convert Attachment To will pull the text (within capabilities of relied
utilities) from uploaded PDFs, HTML, MS Word docs, and Plain Text and
populate a designated attribute with either HTML or text.
There is also a version of the TinyMCE plugin based on a much more
More information about the plugins can be found at