Realizing Benefits for Scholars and the Digital Library Community through DLF Aquifer   <ul><ul><li>Katherine Kott, Susan ...
Focus on  American Social History Online <ul><li>Mellon funded project within DLF Aquifer initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Out...
Who’s who <ul><li>American Social History Online  relies on Aquifer working groups, collaborative infrastructure in place ...
Overview of accomplishments <ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Portal with Zotero—initial SEO analysis </li></ul><ul><...
What’s next <ul><li>Add collections—attend open discussion session to find out more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workflow, includ...
Beyond  American Social History Online <ul><li>More metadata remediation and enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>More tools inte...
Chick Markley <ul><li>Systems Architect and Developer </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Bee </li></u...
Inherited
ToJSON java MODS mysql JSON mysql to SOLR java Rails ruby SOLR/Lucene java Harvester ruby eXist java to JSON java browsers...
Asset Actions <ul><li>Collectus Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Service call </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Tom </li></ul>
Simile Timeline
 
SEO <ul><li>bot friendly </li></ul><ul><li>shallow tree to relevant information </li></ul><ul><li>urls reflect relevance <...
 
 
Other things I'm supposed to mention <ul><li>OpenID </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero integration </li></ul><ul><li>unAPI </li></ul...
Why RoR is just too Great <ul><li>It's the framework </li></ul><ul><li>DRY (don't repeat yourself) </li></ul><ul><li>Tight...
Refactotum <ul><li>Community spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Towards more robust code </li></ul><ul><li>Using the test harness </...
Code Example <ul><li>class  User < ActiveRecord::Base </li></ul><ul><li>acts_as_solr </li></ul><ul><li>end </li></ul>
Code Example <ul><li>class  User < ActiveRecord::Base </li></ul><ul><li>end </li></ul>
Significant Resources <ul><li>rubyonrails.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>simile.mit.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>lucene.apache.org/solr/...
Ruby Resources <ul><li>Gems </li></ul><ul><li>capistrano </li></ul><ul><li>htmlentities </li></ul><ul><li>json </li></ul><...
Questions? Comments? <ul><ul><li>Portal:  www.dlfaquifer.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
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Realizing the Benefits for Scholars and the Digital Library Community Through DLF Aquifer

  1. 1. Realizing Benefits for Scholars and the Digital Library Community through DLF Aquifer <ul><ul><li>Katherine Kott, Susan Harum, Chick Markley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DLF Fall Forum, November 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Focus on American Social History Online <ul><li>Mellon funded project within DLF Aquifer initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome to make digital collections in American culture and life easier for scholars to find and use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregate content to enable multiple collections to be used as one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver content through multiple channels </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Who’s who <ul><li>American Social History Online relies on Aquifer working groups, collaborative infrastructure in place </li></ul><ul><li>Core team focused on development and assessment, coordination with working groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan Harum (UIUC) business analyst/assessment expert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kat Hagedorn (Michigan) data analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chick Markley (Freewheeling contractor) systems architect/developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Habing (UIUC) developer </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Overview of accomplishments <ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Portal with Zotero—initial SEO analysis </li></ul><ul><li>MODS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Levels of adoption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MARC to MODS transform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Harvesting workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Agile development process </li></ul>
  5. 5. What’s next <ul><li>Add collections—attend open discussion session to find out more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workflow, including asset actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for static repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop “local implementations” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sakai @ Indiana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federated search @ UIUC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More SEO </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment planning </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability planning </li></ul>
  6. 6. Beyond American Social History Online <ul><li>More metadata remediation and enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>More tools integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workflow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End user </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Chick Markley <ul><li>Systems Architect and Developer </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Bee </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Interfaces (23 years) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Inherited
  9. 9. ToJSON java MODS mysql JSON mysql to SOLR java Rails ruby SOLR/Lucene java Harvester ruby eXist java to JSON java browsers to eXist java services bots
  10. 10. Asset Actions <ul><li>Collectus Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Service call </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Tom </li></ul>
  11. 11. Simile Timeline
  12. 13. SEO <ul><li>bot friendly </li></ul><ul><li>shallow tree to relevant information </li></ul><ul><li>urls reflect relevance </li></ul><ul><li>distinctive headings </li></ul><ul><li>Success? Too early to tell </li></ul><ul><li>There's more to do </li></ul>
  13. 16. Other things I'm supposed to mention <ul><li>OpenID </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero integration </li></ul><ul><li>unAPI </li></ul><ul><li>SRU/SRW </li></ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><li>eXist – Xquery </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent process -- XSLT </li></ul>
  14. 17. Why RoR is just too Great <ul><li>It's the framework </li></ul><ul><li>DRY (don't repeat yourself) </li></ul><ul><li>Tightly coupled testing harness </li></ul><ul><li>Exuberant and dedicated community </li></ul>
  15. 18. Refactotum <ul><li>Community spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Towards more robust code </li></ul><ul><li>Using the test harness </li></ul><ul><li>flog and heckle </li></ul>
  16. 19. Code Example <ul><li>class User < ActiveRecord::Base </li></ul><ul><li>acts_as_solr </li></ul><ul><li>end </li></ul>
  17. 20. Code Example <ul><li>class User < ActiveRecord::Base </li></ul><ul><li>end </li></ul>
  18. 21. Significant Resources <ul><li>rubyonrails.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>simile.mit.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>lucene.apache.org/solr/ </li></ul><ul><li>exist.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.cdlib.org/inside/diglib/datenorm/ </li></ul>
  19. 22. Ruby Resources <ul><li>Gems </li></ul><ul><li>capistrano </li></ul><ul><li>htmlentities </li></ul><ul><li>json </li></ul><ul><li>oai </li></ul><ul><li>ruby-openid </li></ul><ul><li>Plug-ins </li></ul><ul><li>acts_as_solr </li></ul><ul><li>cql_to_solr (soon) </li></ul><ul><li>mdd </li></ul><ul><li>will_paginate </li></ul>
  20. 23. Questions? Comments? <ul><ul><li>Portal: www.dlfaquifer.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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