Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool server

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Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool Server


Developers: Thomas Pack, Martin Piecyk

Latest Release Version:

Latest Release Date: 24 May 2007

Operating System: Platform-Independent

License: BSD-style License

The Digital Archiving and Retrieval Tool (DART) server is an open-source back-end application designed to operate with the DART client. The current version is The back-end is written using Java Servlets while employing the PostgreSQL database for user, project, and file information.

The DART server is designed to allowed users to manage their account in the system, administrate and handle projects, and efficiently and dynamically distribute files. With a user-friendly interface, users can navigate with ease and complete desired tasks effectively.



  • Website and SOAP message interface
  • Page-by-page security
  • Three level user system: Super Admin, Admin, User
  • Add/modify users information
  • Add/modify projects
  • Manage project admin, writable users, readable users
  • Interaction with client software
  • View projects and file association
  • Archive files with drag and drop and automatic archiving
  • Download file sets
  • Generate a public link for publishing file sets
  • View server logs
  • Archive to multiple resources for data redundancy
  • Simple configuration file that is written in XML
  • Modular storage resource system


Version Version

Current Use

GICL runs its a DART server at for its own internal projects. To run your own archiving server, download the server distribution from the link above and follow the instructions located inside the zip file.

Website User Manual

The website user manual is available on this wiki page.

System Administrator Manual

The system administrator manual is available on this wiki page.