ELN/SAM Support No Longer Available
November 16, 2009:
The SAM/ELN project funding ended four years ago. Since that time, there have been several updates to Java and other OpenSource tools we used in our delevopement. Successful implemenation of SAM/ELN will require updates to our source code. Because of this we are no longer able to support these applications. If you would like the to continue with the developement of either applications, please see our OpenSource web pages: ELN - Available Here or SAM - Available Here
ELN 5.2.2 (Electronic Laboratory Notebook)
January 16, 2006:
The SAM Team would like to announce the release of ELN Client 5.2.2. The ELN client (Available Here) is a Java client to be used with Scientific Annotation Middleware (SAM) server. The latest ELN client has the following improvements:
- Improved installation features; including “auto find of java browser location”, direct client install from web and multiple installation language support
- Improved support for Mac clients
For more information on the ELN, please see ELN Help Pages
Scientific Annotation Middleware v2.1
March 28, 2005:
- A middleware solution for providing HTTP and webDAV access to content in file systems and databases with capabilities for metadata generation and data translation,
- An Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) 5.2 compatible notebook server.
As described in the SAM Features Page, SAM provides:
- A WebDAV accessible content repository
- The ability to store content in a variety of filesystems and databases
- XML Mapping to the Schema of Underlying Data Stores
- WebDAV ACL support and fine grained access control within the repository
- Admin configurable options for URL-mapping, initial user accounts, WebDAV defaults, etc.
- Java Messaging Service (JMS) Support:SAM publishes JMS events related to any WebDAV activity.
- Automatic invocation of registered metadata extractors during content upload to create WebDAV properties.
- Dynamic Translation of XML Content using registered XSLT translators
- Configurable Security including username/password and Grid authentication mechanisms
- Pedigree tracking of the process and resources used to create a given file
- Basic Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) 5.0 functionality, i.e. the creation and viewing of a hierarchical collection of chapters, pages, and multimedia notes.
- ELN User Administration via the ELN client
- Ability to configure new notebooks via a Web form
- Dynamically generated list of available notebooks
- Simplified (single sign-on) login. Users have a single account across multiple notebooks and, once logged in to the notebook server, do not have to login again to access notebook(s)
- Integration with standard SAM JMS, metadata generation, translation (for generating page views), pedigree, database, and security mechanisms.
New in Version 2.1
- Improved search capabilities using DAV Searching and Locating (DASL) and Lucene indexing
- Optional fully web-based version of the ELN Client in addition to the original ELN
- Migration to Jakarta Slide 2.1 codebase
As always, we'd appreciate any feedback you can give us on how you're using the collab software, any problems you have had during installation or use, or any suggestions you have for new functionality. Our Help Request form can be used for submitting technical issues, or you can simply drop us a line.
June 30, 2003:
Other News: The Collaboratory project has not updated its main site for some time. As a quick summary:
- The project is still very active!
- Our DOE2000 projects have reached completion and CORE2000 is no longer being actively developed.
- We're involved in the Scientific Annotation Middleware (which incorporates and updates the DOE2000 ELN) and the Collaboratory for Multiscale Chemical Science projects. These projects are part of our growing infrastructure for advanced scientific environments.
- We've also been reorganized to be part of the Scientific Computing Environments (SCE) group within the Computational Science and Mathematics Directorate at PNNL.