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The Visual Resources Association
gratefully acknowledges support for the
MDID Special Interest Group Meeting from
MDID
USERS
GROUP
VRA 2015
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
MDID TEAM: NEW
FACES
Jon Short
• 2 years in Center for Instructional Technology
(CIT)
• Infrastructure + LMS, transitionin...
MDID TEAM: OLD
FACES
Grace Barth
• Visual Resources Librarian, @ JMU since 2009
Andreas Knab
• Former JMU employee and own...
PROJECTS IN THE
PAST YEAR AT JMU
4-VA mini-grant to build MDID + Omeka
connector
Article in Journal of Digital Media
Manag...
MOST WANTED
FEATURES
• Advanced search
• Metadata field management
• Mobile support
• Configurable “browse” options
• Easi...
MORE MOST WANTED
FEATURES
• Search facets by term
• Packaged presentations with
MediaViewer
• Thumbnail refresh when image...
PLANNED MAJOR
ENHANCEMENTS +
CLEAN UP
• Make it easy to install
• Upgrade underlying technology
• Make it extensible
• Cle...
WHAT’S IN IT FOR END
USERS
• Clean interface
• Mobile compatibility
• Flashcard app?
• Intuitive to use
WHAT’S IN IT FOR
CURATORS
• Easier in-browser cataloging
• Simplified administrative tasks
• Add features via plug-ins
• I...
WHAT’S IN IT FOR
DEVELOPERS
• Better development documentation
• Allow customization
• De-coupled dependencies
• Foster co...
Custom Plugin:
Ensemble Viewer
 Developed for Colgate University
 Integrates content from Ensemble Video
platform into M...
User Authentication
 Added support for new protocols
 Central Authentication Service (CAS)
 Shibboleth
 New restrictio...
Work/Image Records
 Using Dublin Core to connect images to
works
 Relation.IsPartOf
Work/Image Records
 Example
 Record 1 (Work)
○ Identifier “ABC001”
 Record 2 (Image)
○ Identifier “ABC002”
○ Relation.I...
“Explore Works” interface
 Experimental new user interface
 Very early stages
 “Responsive”
 Support for desktops, tab...
“Explore Works” interface
 Development supported by Archivision
 Planned rollout stages
1. Separate demo installation at...
Miscellaneous
 New restriction to control to which
collections users can add personal images
Still in the works
 Documentation project
 Copying metadata between records
 Getty Vocabulary integration
QUESTIONS?
THE END

THANK YOU!
Jon: shortjw@jmu.edu
Leighton: shanklt@jmu.edu
Grace: barthgl@jmu.edu
Andreas: info@vrchost.com
Peter...
The Visual Resources Association
gratefully acknowledges support for the
MDID Special Interest Group Meeting from
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015
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MDID Special Interest Group, VRA 2015

  1. 1. The Visual Resources Association gratefully acknowledges support for the MDID Special Interest Group Meeting from
  2. 2. MDID USERS GROUP VRA 2015 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
  3. 3. MDID TEAM: NEW FACES Jon Short • 2 years in Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) • Infrastructure + LMS, transitioning to MDID Leighton Shank • Hired to CIT in September 2014 • Focus on MDID application development
  4. 4. MDID TEAM: OLD FACES Grace Barth • Visual Resources Librarian, @ JMU since 2009 Andreas Knab • Former JMU employee and owner of vrcHost • Has been with MDID since the beginning Peter Hanley • MDID developer • Instructional Support Center Manager at Temple University
  5. 5. PROJECTS IN THE PAST YEAR AT JMU 4-VA mini-grant to build MDID + Omeka connector Article in Journal of Digital Media Management, vol. 3, no. 2 • “Innovating art history: The story of an open source project that transformed teaching with images in higher education”, Grace Barth and Kevin Hegg
  6. 6. MOST WANTED FEATURES • Advanced search • Metadata field management • Mobile support • Configurable “browse” options • Easier duplication of presentations
  7. 7. MORE MOST WANTED FEATURES • Search facets by term • Packaged presentations with MediaViewer • Thumbnail refresh when image is replaced/removed • User-added tags • Shared collections easier to use
  8. 8. PLANNED MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS + CLEAN UP • Make it easy to install • Upgrade underlying technology • Make it extensible • Clean user interface • Mobile-friendly
  9. 9. WHAT’S IN IT FOR END USERS • Clean interface • Mobile compatibility • Flashcard app? • Intuitive to use
  10. 10. WHAT’S IN IT FOR CURATORS • Easier in-browser cataloging • Simplified administrative tasks • Add features via plug-ins • Installation that doesn’t require IT
  11. 11. WHAT’S IN IT FOR DEVELOPERS • Better development documentation • Allow customization • De-coupled dependencies • Foster community development • API-driven core
  12. 12. Custom Plugin: Ensemble Viewer  Developed for Colgate University  Integrates content from Ensemble Video platform into MDID  When special metadata fields are available for a record, viewer is added to the page
  13. 13. User Authentication  Added support for new protocols  Central Authentication Service (CAS)  Shibboleth  New restriction possibilities  Only allow logins for members of specific Shibboleth groups
  14. 14. Work/Image Records  Using Dublin Core to connect images to works  Relation.IsPartOf
  15. 15. Work/Image Records  Example  Record 1 (Work) ○ Identifier “ABC001”  Record 2 (Image) ○ Identifier “ABC002” ○ Relation.IsPartOf “ABC001”  Work record still has an image file attached – “Primary Image”
  16. 16. “Explore Works” interface  Experimental new user interface  Very early stages  “Responsive”  Support for desktops, tablets, mobile devices, etc.  Installable as an add-on to MDID3
  17. 17. “Explore Works” interface  Development supported by Archivision  Planned rollout stages 1. Separate demo installation at vrcHost 2. Archivision clients ○ Test with known content 3. All vrcHost hosted installations ○ Test with known environment 4. Contribution back to Open Source
  18. 18. Miscellaneous  New restriction to control to which collections users can add personal images
  19. 19. Still in the works  Documentation project  Copying metadata between records  Getty Vocabulary integration
  20. 20. QUESTIONS?
  21. 21. THE END  THANK YOU! Jon: shortjw@jmu.edu Leighton: shanklt@jmu.edu Grace: barthgl@jmu.edu Andreas: info@vrchost.com Peter: peter@temple.edu
  22. 22. The Visual Resources Association gratefully acknowledges support for the MDID Special Interest Group Meeting from

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