Multiple Universities Deploy Xythos Document Management
More than a dozen colleges and universities have joined the ranks of
campuses using technology from Xythos Software to collaborate with,
store, share and manage their documents.
The schools include Abilene Christian University, City University of
New York (CUNY), Concordia University, Eastern Illinois University,
Fashion Institute of Technology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Louisiana
State University, Medical University of South Carolina, New York
University, Occidental College, Princeton University, Texas State
University, The College of William and Mary, University of California
at Santa Barbara, University of Kansas, and Wesleyan University.
Xythos' Enterprise Document Manager Suite offers a range of capabilities, including:
- Web-based document management that provides features such as
document check-in and check-out, version control, workflow management
and document classification and retention.
- WebFile Server, a Java-based tool that also leverages web
distributed authoring and versioning protocol (WebDAV) to provide a
content management platform that controls and stores all documents and
- Xythos Drive which turns any Windows desktop application into a WebDAV document management and collaboration tool.
- Developer Studio to help developers create or customized Xythos document management installations.
Drivers for universities to opt for Xythos include increased content
security needs; the deployment of more advanced features such as
records management to build repositories of institutional records and
content; ease of integration; and the ability to build open source
systems that work with Xythos.
For examaple, Northwestern University recently created File Bridge, an
open source system that lets Blackboard users more easily manage and
share their course content using Xythos. “Web-enabled storage and
collaboration is becoming a more common component of enterprise
applications,” said Brian Nielsen, Northwestern's project manager for
faculty initiatives, in a prepared statement. “Xythos can help
institutions deliver that functionality without replacing legacy
systems.” he added.
David Kopf is a freelance technology writer and marketing consultant, and can be reached at email@example.com.