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JHOVE Tips for Developers

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46 pages25 minutes

Summary

JHOVE Tips for Developers is a guide for to enhancing the JHOVE format identification and metadata extraction software and incorporating it into other applications. It provides programmer-friendly advice on installing JHOVE, incorporating the JAR file into other applications, and writing modules and output handlers. Code examples are provided. Digital libraries will find this a helpful supplement to the online documentation.

Chapters:

1. JHOVE Basics: A readable guide to installing, configuring, and running JHOVE, with information about each of the modules.

2. The JHOVE API: Necessary information for integrating the JHOVE JAR into an application.

3. Custom output: How to create a new output handler, for producing output in a different format or for better integration with an embedding application.

4. Modules: Some supplemental information to the online tutorial on writing a module.

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