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Calames :: CERL seminar (Paris, 2008)

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Calames :: CERL seminar (Paris, 2008)

  1. 1. Calames <ul><li>Ca talogue en L igne des A rchives et des M anuscrits de l’ E nseignement S upérieur </li></ul><ul><li>Online Catalogue of Archives and Manuscripts in French Higher Education Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>CERL, Paris </li></ul><ul><li>November 7, 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>About Calames </li></ul><ul><li>The online EAD editor </li></ul><ul><li>The online public catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Calames and the web scale </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. About Calames
  4. 4. 1. About Calames <ul><li>Designed and developed by </li></ul><ul><li> the ABES : </li></ul><ul><li>B ibliographical A gency for H igher E ducation </li></ul><ul><li>A state institution (created in 1994) </li></ul><ul><li>Its main mission : The SUDOC (Higher Education union catalogue) </li></ul><ul><li>Other activities : STAR, Calames </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1. About Calames <ul><li>Project June 2006 – December 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Another union catalogue (separate from Sudoc) </li></ul><ul><li>Contains descriptions of manuscripts from higher education and research libraries (a part of the CGM) About 36 000 records from 45 institutions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mazarine | Institut de France | Sorbonne | Doucet | Muséum | Sainte-Geneviève | BNU Strasbourg | BDIC | Montpellier University | Clermont-Ferrand University | … </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 1. About « Calames » <ul><li>1 name, 2 applications and 1 network : </li></ul><ul><li>The online EAD editor </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>used by 9 libraries since April 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12 more libraries in 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The online public catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>launched in December 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A network, a community </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commons tools, rules and practices </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 2. The online EAD editor
  8. 8. 2. Key Requirements for the EAD editor <ul><li>From the user point of view (catalogers) : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A collective cataloging tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XMetal, a fairly-known EAD editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic help for editing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About the data : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data must remain in EAD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Huge EAD files : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 Mb for some of them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many components by level </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 2. The solution <ul><li>A shared database </li></ul><ul><li>Each library has its own working space </li></ul><ul><li>A web application as an Internet Explorer plugin </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>faster </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A database with XML support : The keystone of Calames </li></ul><ul><li>Interface = XMetal + home made functions </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2. The online EAD editor
  11. 11. 2. Link to SUDOC’s authority records
  12. 12. 2. Editor’s features <ul><li>Tree browsing for each EAD file </li></ul><ul><li>Copy/cut/paste any component, or any group of components </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple edits on the same file </li></ul><ul><li>All of XMetal’s functionalities </li></ul><ul><li>SUDOC’s authority files (searching, linking and soon creating/updating) </li></ul><ul><li>One-click process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to publish data on the web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To export data in various formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To validate data (« diagnostics ») </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. 3. The online public catalogue
  14. 14. 3. Key features of the public catalog’s design <ul><li>From the user point of view : </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody </li></ul><ul><li>Simple and advanced ways to search and browse. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on user’s needs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>About the data : </li></ul><ul><li>Same EAD data, but how to : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>display them on a web page ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>use the EAD format’s richness for the search ? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 3. The solution <ul><li>A W3C standards compliant web site </li></ul><ul><li>A light interface which uses the browser to process data: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>XHTML interface, Javascript and web services = Ajax </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More reactive interface </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 3. The search page
  17. 17. 3. The dynamic search page
  18. 18. 3. The advanced search page am
  19. 19. 3. The « search as you type » feature
  20. 20. 3. The results page
  21. 21. 3. The facets of the results page
  22. 22. 3. The components display page
  23. 23. 3. The tree browsing feature
  24. 24. 3. Tags cloud
  25. 25. 3. Local Calames
  26. 26. 3. Digitized materials (work in progress)
  27. 27. 3. User generated content (in development)
  28. 28. 4. Calames and the Web scale
  29. 29. 4. Calames and Google
  30. 30. 4. Open Calames <ul><li>Sharing Dublin Core Metadata </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Via OAI-PMH </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With anyone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First with the CERL Portal ! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. 4. Open Calames <ul><li>Federated Search </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With SRU </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open to anyone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First with CCfr (BnF) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… Teasing for Florent </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 32. 4. Open Calames <ul><li>Being a piece of the semantic web </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calames in RDFa as a first step </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= Putting RDF metadata in XHTML pages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li><div class=&quot;unitdate&quot;> </li></ul><ul><ul><li><span class=&quot;controlC&quot;>Date : </span> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li><span content=&quot;1601/1700&quot; property=&quot;dc:date&quot; class=&quot;unitdate&quot;>XVII<sup>e</sup> siècle</span> </li></ul></ul><ul><li></div> </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.calames.abes.fr/pub/ms/res/MAZB10378> <dc:date> &quot;1601/1700&quot; </li></ul>
  33. 33. Conclusion
  34. 34. Calames between the local and the global <ul><li>LOCAL </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People (community, network) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interfaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data : EAD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>GLOBAL </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search engines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic Web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>URL for each component Hard case ! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data : Dublin Core + FRBR + RDF </li></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>Calames : </li></ul><ul><li>www.calames.abes.fr </li></ul><ul><li>Contact : </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog : </li></ul><ul><li>www.calames.wordpress.com </li></ul>

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