VITAL: Building a Digital Asset Management Infrastructure at NLW

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VITAL: Building a Digital Asset Management Infrastructure at NLW

  1. 1. VITAL Building a Digital Asset Management Infrastructure at the National Library of Wales Government Information in the Google Age Meeting 10 th November 2008 Paul Bevan – paul.bevan@llgc.org.uk
  2. 2. Web Archiving <ul><li>UKWAC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating for Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Infrastructure (BL-WAS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing Legal and Procedural Best Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FT Archivist Supporting Selection/Permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Aim for completeness of Welsh Government Information </li></ul><ul><li>TNA Web Continuity Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Looking forward toward legal deposit </li></ul>
  3. 3. Physical Digital Deposits <ul><li>Variety of unexpected and unknown deposits as part of archives </li></ul><ul><li>Large collection of deposited CDs </li></ul><ul><li>No selection process yet </li></ul><ul><li>CD Accessioning System (CDAS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In-House development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove data from CD (to ISO) & Checksum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create METS manifest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine filetypes with DROID </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selection Interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation of CDs over web interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View files to aid in selection </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. EDRMS Link <ul><li>Electronic Document & Records Management System </li></ul><ul><li>NLW Implementation of WISDOM </li></ul><ul><li>NLW NAW Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Future direct ingest of documents and records selected for permanent preservation into VITAL </li></ul>
  5. 6. VITAL <ul><li>VTLS Commercial Product based on open-source FEDORA DAMS </li></ul><ul><li>FEDORA Users since 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Early Pilot Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do we have? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we deal with it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What should come first? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Steep Learning Curve </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for a repository infrastructure </li></ul>
  6. 7. DAMS Project <ul><li>18 Month implementation process </li></ul><ul><li>Development requirements from VTLS </li></ul><ul><li>Substantial metadata discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of institutional self-discovery </li></ul>
  7. 8. OAIS METS METS METS METS Digital Archive Virtua MARC MARC VITAL Disseminators
  8. 9. Object Rules & Content Model <ul><li>Every object will have a MARC record (at some level) within the IMS </li></ul><ul><li>METS will be our SIP, AIP and DIP </li></ul><ul><li>METS will be the policy, FEDORA services will enact the policy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. DC Section in METS populates the DC datastream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. Structural Map held in METS, structure in RELS-EXT datastream </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Every object in the repository will have a METS document </li></ul><ul><li>Every object will have DC for OAI-PMH </li></ul><ul><li>Object Rules evolve into a content model </li></ul>
  9. 10. Content Model (AIP): Still Image Object (PID/Handle) DS: METS DS: DC (OAI-PMH) DS: RELS-EXT DS: Object (eg. TIFF File) DS: Object (eg. JPEG File) DS: Object (eg. Thumbnail File) DS: Object (eg. Zoomify File) http://hdl.handle.net/10107/1 http://hdl.handle.net/10107/1-0 http://hdl.handle.net/10107/1-1 http://hdl.handle.net/10107/1-2 http://hdl.handle.net/10107/1-10 http://hdl.handle.net/10107/1-11 http://hdl.handle.net/10107/1-12 http://hdl.handle.net/10107/1-13
  10. 11. Metadata Structure Bibliographic Record Holdings Record Item Record Stacks METS OAI-DC RELS-EXT 856 Call # External Resource
  11. 12. Virtua / Vital Integration <ul><li>NLW Spec, VTLS Development </li></ul><ul><li>Primary access through catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less confusion for the user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retain existing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initially DAMS will hold digitisation images so catalogue record already exists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘ Single Sign On’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing patron information used for authentication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User & Group details passed directly from Catalogue to FEDORA as part of HTTP request </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Virtua Vital Integration
  13. 14. VITAL: The Future <ul><li>Expanding Collections, Expanding Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Future Object Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Born digital (Records, Websites, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitised (Probate, Welsh Journals Online) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Deposits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archived websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Floppy disks in archival files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And on… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And on… </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Questions?

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