Putting it alltogether forDigitalAssetsBeck LoceyJon Morley
ObjectivePatrons – Globalization – To provideaccess to library content throughoutworldwide.Internal Operations – To create anautomated digital pipeline fromdigitizing content to patron consumption.Extending to crowdsourcing in future.
Physical Assets Digital Content Church History LibraryRosetta EAD Tool Aleph Primo (Encoded (Master Archival Record) Description) 2011 2010
Digital PipelineIngest Collection Rosetta EAD Tool Aleph Primo (Encoded (Master Archival Record) Description) PID 555 tag Harvest & Index
EAD Tool (Encoded Archival Description) A finding aid that adds a viewable structure to a collection.- Many large, complex collections- Aleph stores only the collection level descriptive metadata- Add / edit / delete component level details- Rosetta 3.0 doesn’t have enough functionality for our collections.
Rosetta Dual RoleTwo instances of Rosetta1. DRPS – Digital Records Preservation System (dark archive)2. DCMS – Digital Content Management System (public use)
Why separate instances?-Security / Access-Redundancy-Performance vs. Preservation - Fixity – don’t require for DCMS - Asset Lifecycle – frequent updates - Rendition – Web optimized, compression, integration - Storage layer – tape vs. spinning
Challenges• Configuration is fairly complex within and between systems• Large Batch Ingest has been difficult• Metadata enhancement and updating not easy• Re-ingesting content into Rosetta problematic• Collections Management – Built EAD tool to manage collections – Rosetta 3.x? – Periodicals?• PDF Content – Progressive PDF download in Adobe Reader X is not fully supported – 2 searches to see results of a PDF Full text search.
Successes– Ingested over 57,000 Family books ranging from 1 MB to 800 MB for Family History department.– Ingested 700,000 files. Most are linked to EADs for Church History.– Consistent User experiences even with large files– Good response times • 100,000 views / Month • Once the pipelines are established, they work well.– Able to create customizable solutions for multiple institutions.
Under Development– Restricted content– Mobile capable solutions (Responsive Design)– Reporting capabilities– Monitor usage