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OSDPA: One Body, Many Heads: Preservation and Access From Project Hydra


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Presented at the session OSDPA (Open Source Digital Preservation and Access): One Body, Many Heads: Preservation and Access From Project Hydra on October 9, 2014 at the Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference (October 8-11, 2014) by Stefan Elnabli of Northwestern University.

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OSDPA: One Body, Many Heads: Preservation and Access From Project Hydra

  1. 1. One Body, Many Heads: Preservation and Access From Project Hydra Presented by Stefan Elnabli Moving Image And Sound Preservation Specialist Northwestern University Library AMIA - Savannah - 9 October 2014
  2. 2. Digital Collections Department • Customized strategies and platforms to digitize and make collections accessible • Serves faculty, students, and special libraries units – Special Collections, University Archives, Music Library, Africana Library, Transportation Library • Streaming media since 2001 • Currently well above 50,000 media assets
  3. 3. The Digital Repository • Since 2006, developing services and collections in a Fedora Commons digital object repository • Expanded to include services for audiovisual assets to build collections for access • Legacy AV reformatting a necessity, repository must support its preservation and access
  4. 4. Functional Components and Architecture
  5. 5. Built on a Set of Core Technologies Repository And more… Joined Project Hydra as a partner in 2011
  6. 6. Digital Image Library (DIL)
  7. 7. Hydramata (formerly Shared IR) Five-institution project to develop a next-generation institutional repository solution in Hydra
  8. 8. “Legacy” Audiovisual Formats • Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center • Circulating video collection • VHS, Laserdisc, DVD Image: • Music Library • Circulating audio collection • Cassette, CD, LP, DAT • Special Libraries Division • Archival media collection (legacy formats) • 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, cassette based video and audio, optical media, open reel video and audio
  9. 9. But How Can We Provide… • An access service on top of the repository • Integration with the identity management system • Granular access control • Rich metadata capability • Multi-platform streaming • Integration with the learning management system • Support for non-library units to self manage content Solution 
  10. 10. Avalon, the Product
  11. 11. Faceted Browsing
  12. 12. Manage Collections
  13. 13. Assign Staff Roles and Special Access
  14. 14. Customized Roles
  15. 15. File Upload Methods
  16. 16. Batch Uploading for Large Collections
  17. 17. Manage Structure of Multi Part Resources
  18. 18. Assign Special Access Collection: default access control-R
  19. 19. Users Access Resources and Metadata
  20. 20. Migration • New content generated served through Avalon • Old content being served must be migrated – Transcoding – Descriptive metadata creation – Collection level organization – Structural organization – Permissions • Old systems will run in conjunction until scalability is addressed and content is fully migrated