Slide.SDA

Slide Simple Document Archive subproject.

Jakarta-Slide is designed and built to be a library/component to something larger. In and of itself jakarta-slide is not useful to most people that are 'users'. In addition, jakarta-slide is rather large, complex, and at times rather abstract making it difficult to implement a solution based on jakarta-slide.

Slide.SDA is a suggested subproject whereby an application is built on top of Jakarta-Slide that shows its immediate usefulness as well as be an example application.

Simple Document Archive - Why Document Archive instead of 'Document Management'? Because you get 5 people to talk about Document Management you will get 7 different versions of what 'Document Management' entails, and it will usually entail some type of workflow/signoff/checkin/checkout that most base usecases do not need. Document Archive, in my opinion, consists of:

Some more detailed back-end explanations include:

Sample Usecase: Fax Images

This usecase is based on a company recieving 2,000 faxes a day - enough that you would want a better way to manage and archive the data. Whether it's Sarb-Ox, HIPAA, or some other regulation, you are required to keep every fax you ever get and keep some data related to the fax for easy retrieval. Also, you have an Accounting Department, a Marketing Department, and a couple others that recieve a good portion of these faxes and rather than handing paper around would like a better way to search and view faxes they get (no workflow, just search and view).

Since most fax software (assume hylafax, Rightfax, Telcom, or a dozen other ones) allow for exporting a TIFF image format and some type of CSV or similar datafile, we will move forward that there are TIFF images and already DATA we can use.

DATA:

Now, going back to the use-case, you want to keep all this DATA with each fax TIFF image. Hmm....what free software out there can do this already with an open, documented protocol that both the protocol and the software are not OS-specific and will keep this data in a non-proprietary format so that 10 years from now I can get back to it? Jakarta-Slide!

Implementation ideas:

User requirements for SDA - this is where it really matters. Allow the user to utilize Jakarta Slide in a way that makes sense.

User Responibilities:

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