It`s a Metadata Information System
CyperCat is an open information system that can be composed of many different
databases on different servers at different places of the world.
All databases contain information about information, called Metadata.
CyperCat is an interactive system, i.e. you can set up your own Metadata
Information System using a common web browser, like the MS Internet Explorer,
providing an enter and serach functionality to your users.
The results of the search include an active hyperlink to download or display the
original data file on your computer.
CyperCat is using standardised databases with fields (or columns) that have been
developed by an international initiative called
the Dublin Core Initiative . This standard grants for a high transparency and
international integration of your metadata.
The DublinCore standard is a very flexible way to describe your work, i.e. you can use
it to structure all kinds of products, like publications, maps, reports, web sites, but
also physical places like nature protected areas or events and services like recreation
facilities in a nature park.
CyperCat is based on the idea of a distributed database management, e.g. the system
can search on distributed databases to find the right information. If you want to read more
about the vision and the technical concept of CyperCat please