Database progress
 Project Beowulf
What’s been done?
•   Content management system built
•   Integrate all our sites into one entity
•   Search interfaces
• ...
How’s it built?
• Fully open source
• Built on a LAMP stack
• Uses Zend Framework
• Uses jQuery for javascript framework
•...
What’s to do?*
•   Build Treasure Act module
•   Finish image management
•   Finish authenticated api for 3rd party reuse
...
Image gallery
Image overlays - accessible
Record
Image overlay on records
Map




                   County outline
                   shown
      Public view
      obfuscated point
Bibliography & comments




Harvard style
Statistical analysis
Annual report stats
Amazon enriched bibliography

                       Publication data




                       Data drawn from
         ...
Roman ruler bio

                    Zoom and pan
                    container for high
                    res image



...
Early medieval coin guides




             Link directly to search
Search results



                   Search term

                 Export –
                 context
                 swit...
Controlled vocabulary

    All these terms can be controlled in the admin
    section of the site.
    Each one gives the ...
Ascribed cultures
Term details




                                       Explanation of
                                       term




Tot...
Basic search form
Nice human readable urls produced
            across site




                          Search
                          p...
Advanced search form
Autocomplete search terms
Linked selects – no page refresh
Numismatic searches


                        Linked search
                        menus from
                        the...
Rally management




         Geodata
Linked search to rally finds
Logged in menu

               Link to all finds I have
               recorded


              Link to all finds recorded...
Expanding menus




    These will stay expanded for the section
    you are currently in.
Find entry form
Findspot form
Coin form



            Like search, led data
            entry eradicates
            mistakes
Administering menu options
Edit facility
Better error reports for debugging
             problems
Events archive
Screen scraped British Museum
      calendar - cached
Data taken from theyworkforyou
Links directly to the Hansard write up




                        Search term
                        highlighted
Scheme profiles
Embedded microformats – allow
 generation of address cards etc
Metadata schema
3rd party integration
• Twitter – automatically send updates
• Amazon book search – enhance book data
• Delicious book mar...
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  1. 1. Database progress Project Beowulf
  2. 2. What’s been done? • Content management system built • Integrate all our sites into one entity • Search interfaces • Numismatic interfaces • Reference works – bibliography • Controlled vocabulary – EH, MDA etc • Data capture screens • Rally and hoard management • Action control and user permissions • And what you’ll see in this….
  3. 3. How’s it built? • Fully open source • Built on a LAMP stack • Uses Zend Framework • Uses jQuery for javascript framework • Fully documented (almost ) • Built just by me with inspiration from others eg Omeka @ chnm • It is all about the C.R.U.D!
  4. 4. What’s to do?* • Build Treasure Act module • Finish image management • Finish authenticated api for 3rd party reuse • Hook up to Heritage Gateway • Install on new servers • Finish data cleansing [very dull and time consuming ~ 1.5 million records to check] • Train you all • Finish public data capture interface • Put a theme on the site • Beta test *In no particular order.
  5. 5. Image gallery
  6. 6. Image overlays - accessible
  7. 7. Record
  8. 8. Image overlay on records
  9. 9. Map County outline shown Public view obfuscated point
  10. 10. Bibliography & comments Harvard style
  11. 11. Statistical analysis
  12. 12. Annual report stats
  13. 13. Amazon enriched bibliography Publication data Data drawn from Amazon WS Linked finds
  14. 14. Roman ruler bio Zoom and pan container for high res image Denominations issued Issuing mints Latest findspots – obfuscated for public view = exact for registered
  15. 15. Early medieval coin guides Link directly to search
  16. 16. Search results Search term Export – context switched Results
  17. 17. Controlled vocabulary All these terms can be controlled in the admin section of the site. Each one gives the list of terms Each thesaurus term is explained and linked to a search.
  18. 18. Ascribed cultures
  19. 19. Term details Explanation of term Total number of records Link to search
  20. 20. Basic search form
  21. 21. Nice human readable urls produced across site Search parameter Search term Data is filtered when input to prevent malicious attacks – eg CSRF, XSS etc
  22. 22. Advanced search form
  23. 23. Autocomplete search terms
  24. 24. Linked selects – no page refresh
  25. 25. Numismatic searches Linked search menus from thesauri a) Choose denom b) Configures rulers c) Choose rulers d) Configures mints & Reece period
  26. 26. Rally management Geodata
  27. 27. Linked search to rally finds
  28. 28. Logged in menu Link to all finds I have recorded Link to all finds recorded by my institution Restricted access sections
  29. 29. Expanding menus These will stay expanded for the section you are currently in.
  30. 30. Find entry form
  31. 31. Findspot form
  32. 32. Coin form Like search, led data entry eradicates mistakes
  33. 33. Administering menu options
  34. 34. Edit facility
  35. 35. Better error reports for debugging problems
  36. 36. Events archive
  37. 37. Screen scraped British Museum calendar - cached
  38. 38. Data taken from theyworkforyou
  39. 39. Links directly to the Hansard write up Search term highlighted
  40. 40. Scheme profiles
  41. 41. Embedded microformats – allow generation of address cards etc
  42. 42. Metadata schema
  43. 43. 3rd party integration • Twitter – automatically send updates • Amazon book search – enhance book data • Delicious book marking – see who has linked to a certain page • Akismet – spam monitoring for comments and user names • Recaptcha on comments forms • Flickr – consume and upload functions • Zotero – bibliographic tool for firefox users (brilliant) • Scrapes data from British Museum using YQL • Reuses data from British Museum opensearch • Opencalais term extraction • Theyworkforyou archives

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