Digital Library Collections  A First Look<br />Digital Resources & Imaging Services<br />Tim Keefe<br />Stephen Keegan<br ...
What is it?<br />The Digital Collections, Trinity College Library Dublin Repository  is an online research environment tha...
Design Decisions<br />Clean Uncluttered user interface<br />“Less is More” presents many design challenges<br />Simple, in...
Technical Considerations<br />Data Resilience –Long term file preservation (i.e. >100 Years)<br />Data integrity<br />Perf...
Other Considerations<br />Limited Staffing<br />Stephen Keegan: software design and development<br />Una O’Shea: graphic d...
Technologies<br />Fedora Commons Platform (Middleware)<br />Open Source<br />Supports complex, dynamic, digital object rel...
Hardware<br />170 Terabytes of long term preservation compliant storage<br />IBM GPFS File system<br />Fully Mirrored<br /...
Architecture<br />
Software Technologies<br /><ul><li>Web Servers
Apache
Tomcat
EnablingServices
Fedora Commons
MySQL
Web Technologies
HTML
PHP
AJAX
JavaScript
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TCD Digital Collections

  1. 1. Digital Library Collections A First Look<br />Digital Resources & Imaging Services<br />Tim Keefe<br />Stephen Keegan<br />Digital Resources and Imaging Services<br />
  2. 2. What is it?<br />The Digital Collections, Trinity College Library Dublin Repository is an online research environment that will provide open academic access, digital asset management, and long term preservation for the libraries growing digital collections.<br />Digital Resources and Imaging Services<br />
  3. 3. Design Decisions<br />Clean Uncluttered user interface<br />“Less is More” presents many design challenges<br />Simple, intuitive, search and navigation <br />Minimal click to any object<br />Zero (or as close as possible) learning curve<br />Future friendly<br />Abandon backwards compatibility if necessary<br />“Book Reader” Functionality<br />Digital Resources and Imaging Services<br />
  4. 4. Technical Considerations<br />Data Resilience –Long term file preservation (i.e. >100 Years)<br />Data integrity<br />Performance<br />Scalability<br />Security<br />Interoperability <br />Library (Millennium, Calm, Tara, RMS)<br />External (Europeana, Tell, …)<br />Digital Resources and Imaging Services<br />
  5. 5. Other Considerations<br />Limited Staffing<br />Stephen Keegan: software design and development<br />Una O’Shea: graphic design<br />Compressed schedule as a result of grant obligations <br />8 month development cycle<br />Uncertain hardware platform at the start of the program<br />Digital Resources and Imaging Services<br />
  6. 6. Technologies<br />Fedora Commons Platform (Middleware)<br />Open Source<br />Supports complex, dynamic, digital object relationships<br />Highly customizable, highly scalable, secure<br />Many peers in the Education and Public sectors<br />Not to be confused with Linux system software<br />SQL Database <br />Common Platform<br />Open Source<br />Verified support for very large datasets (millions of objects)<br />Digital Resources and Imaging Services<br />
  7. 7. Hardware<br />170 Terabytes of long term preservation compliant storage<br />IBM GPFS File system<br />Fully Mirrored<br />Automatic tape backup for business continuity<br />System is hosted in the University by the High Performance Computing Group<br />
  8. 8. Architecture<br />
  9. 9. Software Technologies<br /><ul><li>Web Servers
  10. 10. Apache
  11. 11. Tomcat
  12. 12. EnablingServices
  13. 13. Fedora Commons
  14. 14. MySQL
  15. 15. Web Technologies
  16. 16. HTML
  17. 17. PHP
  18. 18. AJAX
  19. 19. JavaScript
  20. 20. UI Frameworks
  21. 21. JQuery
  22. 22. SeaDragon/DeepZoom</li></li></ul><li>Digital Resources and Imaging Services<br />Demo<br />
  23. 23. Where are We? What’s Next?<br />Current Activities<br />Testing /Bug fixes<br />Final Hardware Integration<br />Europeana Travel harvesting support (LIBER aggregator)<br />Planning the Internal and External Launches<br />What’s Next<br />Content Management System<br />System management<br />Ingest tool (DRIS)<br />Change Management and Reporting tool<br />External System Integration (LMS, Calm, Tara, RMS)<br />Digital Preservation Toolset<br />Mobile device integration (iPod/iPad, Mobile phones, etc.)<br />Digital Resources and Imaging Services<br />
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