CONTENTdm Interoperability -- Leveraging resources; repurposing collections ALA Annual New Orleans, LA June 23 rd , Friday, 9 am to noon Claire Cocco , Product Manager Geri Ingram , Customer Service Specialist DiMeMa, Inc.
Compound object (same as single, but upload batched)
Directory Structure (most flexible and efficient)
Object List (useful when NO page-level metadata)
Time allowing, demonstrate three different object types using 3 of 4 methods
Choose a multiple compound import method based on your data YES YES * YES Monograph YES * YES YES Documents * YES YES YES Postcards Object List (No page-level metadata) Directory Structure Compound Object * Will demo
Do you have page-level metadata for the compound objects ? Are your scan files separated into compound object directories? Create compound object directories for EACH compound object. No Yes DIRECTORY STRUCTURE Yes Do you have one tab-delimited text file containing ALL the objects? Are they all the same type of compound object ? Break up into batches by type No No OBJECT LIST Yes Do you have tab- delimited text files for EACH compound object? . DIRECTORY STRUCTURE . Create text file listing all compound objects and object metadata or create a text file for each compound object. No Yes No Yes
Every one of the four CONTENTdm compound object importing methods
METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard) is an
XML-based standard for encoding metadata to describe
objects (digital or otherwise) within a digital library.
See http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/ for more information
What is/are METS? METS metsHdr structMap dmdSec amdSec fileSec behaviorSec METS metsHdr structMap dmdSec amdSec fileSec behaviorSec Yellow elements/tags are required; all others are optional Metadata for the management of the object: technical details, object history, etc. Description of the structure of the object, i.e. how the files fit together What to do with the object: machine actionable instructions A list of files that make up the object Descriptive metadata - title, author, subjects, etc. Metadata about this particular METS - encoder, contact info, etc.
Why METS? To be able to add your objects to other collections and increase the visibility your institution's assets.
What is 7train? 7train is an XSL-based tool for converting XML documents - in this case CONTENTdm exports describing objects managed in the CONTENTdm system - into METS objects suitable for submission to a digital library system, such as the California Digital Library's Online Archive of California. 7train is a platform-independent, standalone tool that was designed to work on any system and to be simple to use.
How does 7train work? It is as easy as dragging your CONTENTdm XML export file onto an executable file.
References & Links 7train Home: http://seventrain.sourceforge.net 7train Download: http://seventrain.sourceforge.net/7train_download.html CONTENTdm: http://www.dimema.com METS: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/ XSL: http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/ The California Digital Library: http://www.cdlib.org The Online Archive of California: http://www.oac.cdlib.org
Interoperability Librarians, Archivists… For Library Users OPEN WORLDCAT OAI MARC RECORDS OAI Web WorldCat Regional Union Catalog Other digital archives OAI OAI XML DC DC CONTENTdm Existing Libraries 10K/50K/ Unlimited Objects New Libraries Other CONTENTdm sites CONTENTdm Multi-Site Server OPACS
Located in the /conf directory on the CONTENTdm server
Can change globally or for individual collections
If you wish to change the zoom and pan default settings for a particular collection, copy the imageconf.txt file from the Server/conf directory to the index/etc directory of the collection(s) you wish to modify.