Progress with FITS for analyzing video Andrea Goethals Paul Wheatley SPRUCE Project Manager University of Leeds Twitter: @prwheatley http://openplanetsfoundation.org/blogs/paul
Poster on user needs in digital preservation “Practitioners need better characterisation tools”, DCC Conference, Amsterdam, January 2013 See: http://bit.ly/spruce-results
Hackathon: Leeds UK, March 12th 2013 • Hackathon focusing on characterisation of digital objects • Organised by SPRUCE Project • Funded by Jisc (UK) • Included key people behind JHOVE, JHOVE2, FITS, DROID, C3PO, FIDO and more...
Hackathon: Leeds UK, March 12th 2013• Developments focused on 4 key areas: –Long term risk identification in PDF files –Consolidating file format identification magic –Adding support for Apache Tika to FITS –Adding support for Apache Tika to C3PO
FITS: File Information Tool Set“The File Information Tool Set (FITS) identifies, validates, and extracts technical metadata for various file formats. It wraps several third-party open source tools, normalizes and consolidates their output, and reports any errors. FITS was created by the Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems for use in its Digital Repository Service (DRS).”• JHOVE• Exiftool• NLNZ metadata extractor• DROID• FFIdent• File• Apache TikaCombines/normalises the output
C3PO: FITS data output visualization tool http://ifs.tuwien.ac.at/imp/c3po
SPRUCE funding awardsFunding awards of £5000 for C3PO and for FITSFITS work is already half way through...• Fully incorporate Tika into FITS• Bring JHOVE and DROID tools up to latest versions• Enhance video metadata model• Improve documentation• Identify and fix performance issues
Enhance video metadata modelCurrent support for video metadata in FITS is quite poorDevelopment effort available to:• Assess current situation and collate user feedback• Identify core metadata essential to support• Implement, adding additional tools to FITS if necessary• Test and evaluatePlease contribute feedback to:http://fileformats.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/video-md/Please try out the finished tool in ~3 weeks time and give us some feedback!https://github.com/gmcgath/fits-mcgath