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DAISY Consortium Open Source Projects

  1. 1. DAISY Consortium Open Source Projects A greater collaboration for better production tools Romain Deltour < rdeltour(at)gmail.com > Find out more: daisy.org/daisy-projects
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>General Context </li></ul><ul><li>DAISY Consortium Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Automated Authoring: The Pipeline Project </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Authoring: Obi and Tobi </li></ul>
  3. 3. An increasing demand for accessible content <ul><li>Publishers and organizations have to provide accessible content: </li></ul><ul><li>to a wide range of user groups </li></ul><ul><li>through various distribution channels </li></ul><ul><li>to an increasing variety of devices </li></ul><ul><li>in several output formats </li></ul>
  4. 4. Several output formats <ul><li>DAISY 2.02 </li></ul><ul><li>DAISY3 (formally DAISY/NISO Z39.86 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>upcoming DAISY 4 distribution format </li></ul><ul><li>EPUB </li></ul><ul><li>Large print </li></ul><ul><li>Braille </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Requirements for production tools <ul><li>Efficiency: </li></ul><ul><li>produce many documents in a short time </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to develop and easy to maintain </li></ul><ul><li>Versatility: </li></ul><ul><li>produce several formats, integrate in heterogeneous systems </li></ul>
  6. 6. DAISY Membership World Map with DAISY member organization locations
  7. 7. Collaborative Projects <ul><li>A strong international collaboration allows to: </li></ul><ul><li>lower the development cost </li></ul><ul><li>increase software quality </li></ul><ul><li>answer the heterogeneous community needs </li></ul><ul><li>leverage the available skills and resources </li></ul>
  8. 8. Strategy for Software Developments <ul><li>Open Source projects </li></ul><ul><li>Member organizations’ contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Permissive licensing: allows both non-profit and commercial reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor neutral approach: use of standards, cross-platform software </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Comprehensive Tool Suite <ul><li>Interactive Authoring: Obi, Tobi </li></ul><ul><li>Automated Authoring: Pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>Validation: ZedVal, Pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>Player: AMIS </li></ul>
  10. 10. Objectives of the DAISY Pipeline <ul><li>fully automated processing </li></ul><ul><li>modular pipelined conversions </li></ul><ul><li>support a wide range of input and output formats </li></ul><ul><li>promote the &quot;single source master&quot; approach </li></ul><ul><li>extensible and customizable </li></ul>
  11. 11. Pipeline 1 : An Established Solution <ul><li>Project launched in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Widely used in the DAISY Community </li></ul><ul><li>Many third party contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully integrated in larger applications </li></ul><ul><li>(e. g. “Save as DAISY”) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Pipeline 2 : The New Generation <ul><li>Fundamental redesign towards an </li></ul><ul><li>enterprise-grade solution </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on platform neutral standards </li></ul><ul><li>(W3C Xproc, XSLT,…) </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the interoperability with the mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>A first reference implementation of DAISY 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Better support for EPUB </li></ul><ul><li>Progressively increased functionality </li></ul><ul><li>(Braille, TTS production) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Pipeline 2 : General Approach <ul><li>Phase 1 (May 2010 to September 2011): Core redesign and support for DAISY 4 Authoring and Interchange </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 (September 2011 to September 2013): Extended functionality and deployment options </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated working groups for specific tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Braille production </li></ul><ul><li>TTS-based production </li></ul><ul><li>Several deployment options </li></ul><ul><li>Command line tool </li></ul><ul><li>Web Service API </li></ul><ul><li>Web Application </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight UI </li></ul>
  14. 14. Obi : An Audio Production Tool <ul><li>Production of audio-only books </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use, with a minimal amount of training </li></ul><ul><li>Fully accessible Windows application </li></ul><ul><li>Support for internationalization </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: DAISY Production - Obi user </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tobi : A Modular Production Tool <ul><li>Production tool for accessible multimedia formats (DAISY 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive workflow for synchronized audio recording and editing </li></ul><ul><li>Support import of DTBook and EPUB </li></ul><ul><li>More functionality can be provided through plug-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Fully accessible Windows application </li></ul><ul><li>Tobi screenshot </li></ul>
  16. 16. Collaborative approach allows us to create quality tools and improve the availability of accessible content to print-disabled people. Thank you!