JCar 1.0.0 Alpha Released

JCar, the Joomla! extension suite for integrating archived information with the Joomla! content management system, is now available as an alpha pre-release for version 1.0.0. The new version of JCar provides a modular framework for integrating collections, items and files within the Joomla! user experience as well as embedding metadata and assets from multiple items…

Rolling Updates and a New DSpace User Interface

We’re pleased to announce that our team has successfully completed rolling updates of DSpace to the latest stable version, 5.5, across our entire KnowledgeArc platform. Both DSpace 5.4 and 5.5 address a severe security issue which could have allowed a successful attacker full access to the DSpace file system, which in turn could lead to…

KnowledgeArc Launches First Open Access Repositories in Myanmar

KnowledgeArc Launches First Open Access Repositories in Myanmar

New DSpace Archives and Training We are pleased to have participated in the EIFL Open Access Repository Workshops and DSpace Training. They took place at Mandalay University and Yangon University earlier this month in Myanmar. While there, we launched the two new Open Access repositories. We will assist them over the next few months to…

Get the bigger picture with KnowledgeArc Analytics

Get the bigger picture with KnowledgeArc Analytics

piwikGetting a picture of what people are viewing, downloading and searching for greatly improves your ability to tailor your archive to the needs of your users. However, current implementations are limited; you either have to incur (often steep) initial costs to license enhanced because out-of-the-box statistics are limited to raw or very basic output or you need to sign up for a cloud service such as Google Analytics, meaning you give up ownership of your data to another organization and are tied to their platform as well as their user agreement.

We aim to solve both these problems with KnowledgeArc Analytics, powered by the open source Piwik analytics system. Piwik provides comprehensive capture and graphing of your archive’s usage statistics but you don’t have to hand over your data to use it; you own the data your capture. What’s even better is that because Piwik is open source, you own the analytics application as well so you can deploy it wherever you like. Piwik also has a powerful programming interface so you can extend your analytics any way you wish.

Double for Nothing…

In our ongoing mission to bring cost-effective archiving and digital repositories to all, we have doubled the memory on all containers for customers running archives on the KnowledgeArc platform. This will allow us to provide existing customers with better performance as well as enabling us to introduce additional improvements to speed and other metrics in the coming days, weeks and months.


Secure CDN – Fast, Safe Content Delivery

Secure CDN

With many search engines now determining your page rank based on both how fast your site loads and how securely your visitors can browse your web site, it is more important than ever to secure transmission to and from your web site as well as deliver your web site content as quickly as possible.

Your web site content is not just a single web page; it is made up of many different elements; images, Javascript, stylesheets, even video, pdfs and audio. These put load on your web site’s delivery mechanism; not just the web server you are serving your web site from, but also on your internet bandwidth.

Don’t have knowledge of PEM generation, CA chaining and SSL ciphering? You will probably find setting up a CDN to be a very time-consuming and head-banging experience.


24×7 Monitoring with Nagios Enterprise

24x7 Monitoring with Nagios

We’re excited to announce the roll out of our new 24×7 monitoring solution based on Nagios XI Enterprise. Nagios XI allows us to monitor all kinds of performance metrics across our infrastructure, enabling us to detect problems as soon, or in some cases, before they occur and provide solutions to minimize downtime across all of our web applications.

Additionally, we have access to Nagios’ support team for troubleshooting, assistance and guidance meaning KnowledgeArc has the best in the business ensuring your web applications are running at strength.

What does this mean for you? It means you can trust your archives, enterprise level Joomla! sites and web applications on the KnowledgeArc platform to be monitored and maintained around the clock.