Principles of Operation

As expected, JDocDB actually saves uploaded files on the filesystem of the web server hosting the application. In our CUE configuration, the upload directory is normally set to place documents within the group area of the group owning the system in a path something like


For example, for the SoLID JDocDB instance, the directory is:


To insure that documents in this repository are managed through JDocDB, this set of directories are not normally accessible to CUE users. Documents must be maintained using the system.

As documents are uplaoded into the system. bibliographic data describing them is collected from the submitting users. These data are then used to allow searching, retrieval, etc later.