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Technical data.

Technical background

The Goobi viewer is based on cutting-edge technology and is extremely effective even with a huge volume of data. It is highly configurable and can be adapted in many ways to suit each user organisation’s corporate design. This is made pssible by the integrated templating framework based on JavaServer Faces in conjunction with Facelets.


  • Modern web application based on JavaServer Faces, XHTML and JavaScript
  • Multilingual user interface (already fully translated and available in German, English and Spanish)
  • Structure data and metadata from METS/MODS, LIDO and PDF
  • Metadata and full text search using Apache Solr
  • Configurable zoom and rotation
  • Tiling function for very large images
  • Real-time converson of different image formats for display puporses (TIFF, TIFF/JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG)
  • Dynamic integration of image footers and search term highlighting within the image
  • Generate PDF/A documents with images, index and configurable start page
  • Persistent URLs, optionally with URN granular
  • User login via registration or OpenID
  • Configurable filtering of collections
  • Configurable access rights to authorise specific users, user groups and IP areas
  • Data export via OAI-PMH (METS, LIDO, MARCXML, DC, ESE, Xepicur) and SRU
  • Highly customisable thanks to integration of customer-specific pages and data supply via web API

System requirements

  • Java Version 1.7 (Oracle Java or OpenJDK)
  • Operating system: diverse Linux distributions (UNIX, Windows and OSX on request)
  • Apache Tomcat 7
  • Relational DBMS (e.g. MySQL)
  • min. 2 CPU cores and 4 GB RAM

Goobi viewer

Latest Release Notes

System requirements

Operating system: Linux
CPU: 4 cores
Hard disk: 40 GB for the operating system plus data storage

Get the software

Source code: GitHub Repository
Documentation: Goobi viewer Manual
Installation: On request
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