COBOAT is a copyright package created by Cogapp to serve their clients in the museum world. As part of the OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Museum Data Exchange project, Cogapp is making available to relevant institutions, without fee, a license to use COBOAT for the purpose of generating CDWA Lite records of their collection objects.
The terms of the license are below. In order to obtain a license under these terms for your institution, you will need to register using the form at the bottom of this page.
There are two parts to the software in this package: the core COBOAT application (including its associated DLLs), and the set of configuration files, including the ‘processing plug-in’.
With respect to the core COBOAT application:
COBOAT is copyright © 2008 by Cognitive Applications Ltd. Portions © 2000-2008 Runtime Revolution Limited. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
Cogapp will on request, and at no cost, grant a non-exclusive license to any cultural heritage organization (museum, library, archive, etc.) to use COBOAT for the purposes of publishing a CDWA Lite or LIDO repository of collections information.
To obtain a license please use the form below.
You are asked not to use COBOAT for any other purpose (and you are not covered to do so under the license that may be obtained as above): please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss any other use.
With respect to the processing plug-in and the configuration files:
These files were developed by Cogapp, under commission from OCLC. The configuration files are offered to users pursuant to the Apache 2.0 license.
With respect to all parts of the package:
To the extent allowed by applicable law, unless otherwise agreed to in writing, Cogapp provides this software on an "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
To the extent allowed by applicable law, unless otherwise agreed to in writing, Cogapp disclaims any liability for any damages of any kind arising out of the use or inability to use this software. You are solely responsible for assessing whether the software does what you want, and whether you want what the software does.
The license that may be obtained as described above does not entitle you to any technical support from Cogapp or OCLC for the software.
Documentation is common to both platforms:
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Upon successful registration you will receive a license file via email to activate your copy of COBOAT.