Non-technical documents

Documentation and resources for developers of SDA Web archives

SDA Installation Guide/Archive Developer's Guide (PDF format)

The Installation Guide or Archive Developer's Guide is the first thing that all SDA archive developers should read. It provides a tutorial-style introduction to setting up an SDA archive on your server.

SDA Manual (HTML format)

The SDA Manual contains in-depth information on the options available for each SDA program and the syntax rules for various important SDA file formats --such as the DDL (Data Description Language) and HARC (HTML ARchive Configuration) files.

Other SDA Documentation and Resources

The old non-Web CSA system which preceded SDA is no longer being updated or maintained. However, documentation is still available including a general overview of the CSA system and documents on each CSA program.