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Catmandu is a data processing toolkit developed as part of the LibreCat project. Catmandu provides a command line tool and a suite of Perl modules to ease the import, storage, retrieval, export and transformation  of library related data sets.

If you are already familiar with UNIX and have access to a UNIX machine, the following instructions will provide installations hints:

Catmandu installation instructions

If you are not familiar with UNIX, we prepared a virtual machine with Catmandu. Your local IT-department should be able to get it you up and running within a day. You have to provide them a short list of requirements:

  1. Install Virtual Box 5.0:
    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Download also the VirtualBox 5.0 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack

  1. Download the Catmandu-Bart.ova image from:
    http://lib.ugent.be/download/librecat/Catmandu-Bart.ova
     [2.3 GB MD5: 3aedc7a0fbc4e1debf21abca54d7ce58] [last updated: 2017-05-08]

  2. Startup VirtualBox. Double click in your file explorer on the VirtualBox 5.0 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack to install extra required features.

  3. Goto the menu: File >> Import

  4. Select the Catmandu-Bart.ova file you’ve downloaded at step 2.

  5. Click on Import (you need a computer with at least 2 GB ram and 4 GB free space)

  6. Now you have a new LibreCat Catmandu menu item! When you double click it, the Virtual Catmandu server will start. After a few seconds you should be welcomed by our Catmandu Cat.

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By default the Virtual Box Linux is configured to work with a QWERTY (English-US) keyboard. Optionally you can switch the keyboard by clicking on the little flag in the bottom of the screen. When you don’t find your country settings, then a new keyboard layout can be added by a right-mouse click on the flag. This will open a menu from which you can choose the “Keyboard Layout Handler” where you can add new keyboard layouts.

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In case you need to login to ‘catmandu’ account or need the password to get administrative rights, use ‘catmandu’ as password.

 

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