DeepArc was developed by the National Library of France (BnF) with XQuark to transform relational database content into XML for archiving purposes. It is part of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) tool suite for web archiving.
DeepArc tool can be run with Linux, Windows and Mac OS X platforms with particular software:
- Sun JVM 1.4.2 (http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html) or later
- a DBMS among the following : Oracle8i or 9i, SQLServer 2000, MySQL 3.23.x or later, Sybase 11.9.2
- JDBC 2 driver to connect to the database (MySQL JDBC driver has been packaged with DeepArc)
It is a graphics editing tool, which provides maps between relational data models or several target models in XML schemas. This tool requires XQuery to get the information from the database and to create a structure for other schemas.
Using DeepArc allows for someone to bypass the digital indexes and use descriptive information and IDs and can be easily searched.
All releases (sources and binaries) are available on the Sourceforge Downloads page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/deeparc/
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