Arbil is an application for arranging research material and associated metadata into a format appropriate for archiving. Arbil is designed so that it can be used off line in remote locations. The data can be entered at any stage in part or as a whole. When an internet connection is available the work can then be transferred to the main archive via Lamus.
Main other features
- Organising your research data with metadata such that it can be archived as opposed to buried.
- Metadata structures can be created, viewed and edited.
- Multiple metadata files can be edited at the same time.
- The local metadata tree can be searched with multiple parameters.
- The data files can be launched in the associated applications such as ELAN or Media Players.
- Many metadata files can be bulk edited in a single table.
- With the exception of accessing the remote archive, all features are available offline such as in remote field sites.
- You can enter the data as it becomes available, there is no mandatory order.
Arbil is written in the Java programming language and the sources are available for non-commercial use. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.