Goobi to go – Your own Goobi up and running in 5 minutes
Once you have taken the decision to use Goobi, this brief guide will show you how to get the application up and running in just a few minutes. Simply load the Goobi package incl. Goobi workflow and Goobi viewer together with some demo content onto your system, launch it, and you are ready to start. If you have any questions, either now or later on, take a look at our documentation or contact us.
To use Goobi to go, Java 8 is required on your system. However, with the latest version of Goobi to go, this is no longer an insurmountable technical hurdle. Goobi to go simply comes with the required version of Java and uses it to run.
Step 1: Download the Goobi package
First download the Goobi package for your operating system as a zip file. You can obtain this from the following address:
After downloading the zip file please unzip it so that you get access to the folder g2g.
Step 2: Start Goobi
Within the unzipped g2g directory you will find a startable file called GoobiToGo.exe, GoobiToGo.app or GoobiToGo, depending on your operating system. Simply double-click on this file to start Goobi to go.
Alternative start using the command line:
In case you prefer to start Goobi to go from the command line please simply call the following command from inside the unzipped folder: jre/bin/java -jar g2g.jar
Step 3: Login in Goobi
Once your Goobi server was started up successfully you will find a small Goobi icon inside of the menu (in Mac OS and on Linux) or inside of the systray (Windows). Just click with the right mouse button at this icon to open either Goobi workflow or the Goobi viewer.
As alternative you can open these applications by using the following data inside of your web browser.
By using the menu at the Goobi icon you can shutdown the Goobi server anytime again. Click again with the right mouse button to stop Goobi from there.
Using Goobi in a productive environment with large-scale projects
This version of Goobi to go is also suitable for productive operation within your digitisation projects. However, if you are planning a large-scale project, however, it may be more effective to install Goobi on a standalone server and integrate an authentication system such as LDAP or Active Directory. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Commercial usage of Goobi to go
Please note that Goobi to go may only be used for non-commercial purposes. You must obtain written consent from intranda GmbH before using the automatic installer (and the components included by intranda in the installation) either for commercial purposes or with commercial support. If you wish to do so, please contact us at any time using our contact form.
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