IBM Library Server for Multiplatforms offers new search capabilities and user interface customization

IBM United States Software Announcement 204-042
March 23, 2004

 ENUS204-042.PDF (31KB)

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At a glance Publications
Overview Technical information
Key prerequisites Ordering information
Planned availability dates Terms and conditions
Description Prices
Offering information Order now
 
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At a glance
  • Deliver current information when and where needed, whether it is in BookManager or Adobe PDF format
  • Rapidly locate information with an efficient linguistic-based search of books, shelves, and entire libraries in a single operation
  • Organize your documents into logical units of shelves, bookcases, and collections
  • Help improve productivity with current, consistent information delivered to all users and customers
  • Selectively print topics, entire books or PDF documents
  • Download books or PDF documents to customers and internal users
  • Allow universal access to information regardless of client system type

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Library Server for Multiplatforms, a follow-on product for the BookManager® BookServer products, offers online reading and search capability to your company's information, stored in a virtual library. The library is composed of books, shelves, bookcases, and collections, and then served to standard Web browsers, on either external or internal corporate networks.

Compared to the use of standard HTML and graphics files in other Web libraries, the Library Server offers the advantage of a patented fuzzy, Boolean and morphological full-text searching across entire documents, shelves, and bookcases (not just the currently loaded HTML file). In addition, a book's compressed file offers the capability of storing much more content in the same amount of disk space, depending on factors such as the amount of graphics and text in the content.

IBM Library Server is a replacement to the former IBM BookManager BookServer products. The new name is the result of significant changes to the function and user interface, and because it supports not only BookManager books, but also portable document format (PDF) files. Other new functions in the Library Server include:

  • Improved and customizable end-user interface
  • Enhanced shelves and bookcases
  • Expanded scope and improved usability of search
  • Enhanced tables
  • Navigation pane support for documents, shelves, and cases

Library Server for Multiplatforms supports Windows™, AIX®, and Linux operating systems.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • March 26, 2004: Electronic software delivery
  • March 26, 2004: Media and documentation

 
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Description

New functions in Library Server include:

  • Improved and customizable end-user interface: Improved and expanded support for customizing and tailoring the Library Server end-user interface will enable Library Server installations to present an enterprise's choice of look and feel. Users will also be able to employ filtered views, navigation, and searches of books based upon topic classifications such as concept, reference, or task.
  • Enhanced shelves and bookcases: Shelves and bookcase contents will be presented as expandable/collapsible nodes, which provide the ability to view book topics in the context of the books on the shelf and shelves in the case. Also, a new high-performance table of contents (TOC) component will support shelves and bookcases in addition to books. Shelf support will be included for PDFs with a corresponding BookManager file and for stand-alone PDFs (PDFs that do not have a corresponding BookManager file).
  • Expanded scope, and improved usability of search: Search dialog and search results will appear in context with, and be synchronized with, the book topic and the TOC. The ability to launch the search function for multiple shelves will also be provided.
  • Enhanced tables: Enhanced HTML table generation will handle most tables, including those with revision bars, complex structures, non-uniform rows, variable-width columns, and specific cell data alignment.
  • Navigation pane support for documents, shelves, and cases: The frames-based table of contents for navigating books has been reimplemented as a Java™ applet, which has greatly improved performance and scalability for large number of books. It may now also be used to navigate shelves and cases, as well as books, displaying all elements in a tree structure of expandable/collapsible nodes.

Trademarks

 
BookManager and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering information

Product information will be available through the Offering Information Web site at

And, through the Passport Advantage® Web site at


 
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Publications

No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product. However, the Library Server, Getting Started (SC31-6376-01) publication is provided in softcopy (BookManager® and PDF formats) on the product CD.

The end-user interface and the softcopy publication are both included on the product CD in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Danish
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian
  • Brazilian/Portuguese

 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

AIX® version

  • An IBM RS/6000® or IBM Power Series® Family computer capable of running IBM AIX V5.1, or later
  • Minimum 512 MB of RAM recommended
  • Approximately 100 MB free disk space, for Library Server installation and runtime cached files
  • Any communication hardware adapter supported by the TCP/IP protocol stack to make network connections
  • A CD-ROM drive, for Library Server installation from CD

Linux version

  • An Intel™ processor-based computer capable of running Red Hat Linux V9.0, or later
  • Minimum 512 MB of RAM recommended
  • Approximately 100 MB free disk space, for Library Server installation and runtime cached files
  • Any communication hardware adapter supported by the TCP/IP protocol stack to make network connections
  • A CD-ROM drive, for Library Server installation from CD

Windows™ version

  • An Intel Pentium™ processor capable of running the server edition of MS Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 2003
  • Minimum 512 MB of RAM recommended
  • Approximately 100 MB free disk space, for Library Server installation and runtime cached files
  • Any communication hardware adapter supported by the TCP/IP protocol stack to make network connections
  • One CD-ROM device for Library Server installation

Software requirements

AIX version

  • IBM AIX Base Operating System, V5.1, or later
  • Any AIX-based HTTP server that conforms minimally to the HTML 2.0 standard and CGI specification 1.1, and works on the installed version of the AIX Base Operating System
  • For full client functionality, one of the following Web browsers is required:
    • MS Internet Explorer 5.5, and above
    • Netscape Navigator 6.2.3, and above, with Java™ plug-in
    • Opera 7.0, and above, with Java plug-in
    • Mozilla 1.1, and above, with Java plug-in

Linux version

  • Red Hat Linux Operating System, V9.0, or later
  • Any Linux-based HTTP server that conforms minimally to the HTML 2.0 standard and CGI specification 1.1, and works on the installed version of the AIX Base Operating System
  • For full client functionality, one of the following Web browsers is required:
    • MS Internet Explorer 5.5, and above
    • Netscape Navigator 6.2.3, and above, with Java plug-in
    • Opera 7.0, and above, with Java plug-in
    • Mozilla 1.1, and above, with Java plug-in
Windows version
  • Server edition of Microsoft™ Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 2003
  • One of the following HTTPD servers:
    • Apache or IBM HTTP Server 1.3, or higher
    • Microsoft Internet Information Server
  • For full client functionality, one of the following Web browsers is required:
    • MS Internet Explorer 5.5, and above
    • Netscape Navigator 6.2.3, and above, with Java plug-in
    • Opera 7.0, and above, with Java plug-in
    • Mozilla 1.1, and above, with Java plug-in
  • At least one disk partition configured with the NTFS file system

Compatibility: The IBM Library Server is compatible with other IBM BookManager products, and is capable of reading existing BookManager books created with the BookManager Build products.

Planning information

Direct customer support: Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

Packaging

Library Server for Multiplatforms ships with the following:

  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA)
  • IBM IPLA Pointer Sheet
  • Product CD

Security, auditability, and control

There are no security or auditability features in Library Server for Multiplatforms.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

Product information

Licensed
function title        Product group            Product category
 
IBM Library           App Integration          App Integration
 Server                Middleware               Middleware

IBM Library Server for Multiplatforms V3 has one charge unit — per processor.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Library Server for Multiplatforms

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM LIBRARY SERVER
Library Server for Multi Per                             D53R4LL
 Processor License & SW
 Maintenance 12 Months
Library Server for Multi Per                             D53R5LL
 Processor SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months
Library Server for Multi Per Processor                   E019PLL
 SW Maintenance Annual Renewal

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
LIBRARY SERVER FOR MULTI V3.0.0
Media Pack Multilingual (French, Danish,                 BF020ML
 Spanish, Norwegian Bokmal, Brazilian
 Portuguese, German, Swedish, English
 U.S., Dutch, Italian) Windows 2000,
 Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, AIX
 V5.x, Linux for x86Series Intel-based
 servers CD-ROM Digital Disk -- ISO
 9660 Standard V3.0.0

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active Maintenance or Subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM Library Server for Multiplatforms V3.0.0

Entitled
maintenance
offerings
description             Media packs                      Part
(Sub-ID)                description                      number
 
IBM Library             Library Server for               BF020ML
 Server for              Multi Multilingual
 Multiplatforms          (French, Danish,
 Per Processor           Spanish, Norwegian
                         Bokmal, Brazilian
                         Portuguese, German,
                         Swedish, English U.S.,
                         Dutch, Italian)
                         Windows 2000,
                         Windows XP, Windows
                         Server 2003, AIX V5.x,
                         Linux for x86Series
                         Intel-based servers
                         CD-ROM Digital Disk
                         -- ISO 9660 Standard
BookManager             Library Server for               BF020ML
 BookServer              Multi Multilingual
 for Windows             (French, Danish,
                         Spanish, Norwegian
                         Bokmal, Brazilian
                         Portuguese, German,
                         Swedish, English U.S.,
                         Dutch, Italian)
                         Windows 2000,
                         Windows XP, Windows
                         Server 2003, AIX V5.x,
                         Linux for x86Series
                         Intel-based servers
                         CD-ROM Digital Disk
                         -- ISO 9660 Standard
 
Entitled
maintenance
offerings
description             Media packs                      Part
(Sub-ID)                description                      number
 
BookManager             Library Server for               BF020ML
 BookServer              Multi Multilingual
 for AIX                 (French, Danish,
 and Linux               Spanish, Norwegian
                         Bokmal, Brazilian
                         Portuguese, German,
                         Swedish, English U.S.,
                         Dutch, Italian)
                         Windows 2000,
                         Windows XP, Windows
                         Server 2003, AIX V5.x,
                         Linux for x86Series
                         Intel-based servers
                         CD-ROM Digital Disk
                         -- ISO 9660 Standard

On/Off Capacity on Demand

IBM Library Server

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
Library Server for Multi Per Processor                   D53R6LL
 Per Use-Day, On/Off Capacity on Demand

 
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Terms and conditions

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing: IBM IPLA. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License Information form numbers

                                Program
Program name                    number              Form number
 
IBM Library Server              5724-E85            GC31-6592-00
 for Multiplatforms

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer

                                                 Copy and use on
                                                 home/portable
Product name                                     computer?
 
IBM Library Server for Multiplatforms            No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Software Maintenance applies: Yes

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter are provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option that is available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect: IBM provides you assistance for your (1) routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions; and (2) code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for (1) the design and development of applications, (2) your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment or (3) failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

iSeries™ Software Subscription applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

On/Off Capacity on Demand

To be eligible for On/Off Capacity on Demand pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6907, Amendment or iSeries and pSeries® Temporary Capacity on Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. For additional information about the Passport Advantage offering, visit the following Web site

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 6th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, BookManager, AIX, Power Series, RS/6000, and pSeries are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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