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Primo Case Study

  1. 1. PRIMO A case study of an institutional repository Rory McNicholl
  2. 2. P ractice as R esearch I n M usic O n-line <ul><li>A repository to help address... </li></ul><ul><li>...the difficulty of exploiting and communicating the products of research as practice in many fields of musicology. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an open, national resource of practice-based music research... </li></ul><ul><li>...for the purposes of research, study and teaching </li></ul>
  3. 3. Project partners <ul><li>The Institute of Musical Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newly created within the School of Advanced Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The JISC capital programme's funding for repository start-ups </li></ul><ul><li>University of London Computer Centre </li></ul>
  4. 4. Desired properties <ul><li>Handle a range of digital objects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio-visual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ongoing ingest </li></ul><ul><li>Self archiving (Semi?)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Trusted by producing community </li></ul><ul><li>Provide useful access to the consumer community </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technology <ul><li>GNU EPrints institutional repository software (Developed by Southampton University)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Well established </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modular and flexible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well known to technical staff at ULCC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mencoder (open source video encoding software)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>ABCDE (open source audio encoder)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>JW FLV media player (open source flv player)‏ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Concerns of the project sponsors - IMR <ul><li>Ingest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workflow that was both intuitive and handled the complex licensing issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowed easy but safe access to the various digital objects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a clear picture of access activity </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. PRIMO Workflow

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