Output – SAFIR: Images content model – overview

Title: Digital Library Project (SAFIR): Content model for images

Pages: all
Date Released: 29-01-2009

URI for Output: https://vle.york.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/xid-316149_3

Summary of contents:

The output provides a Fedora content model for images.

Although the content model is developed in the specific context of York, it provides a useful reasoned overview of the metadata requirements and model (for images, technical information, preservation metadata), conventions for datastreams, creating alternate versions, recording relationships, indentifiers, access control requirements, workflow, and rights.

Comments:

For organisations using the Fedora repository platform, the content model provides an example of a content model for images. More importantly it also provides a template for the development of other content models.

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Output – SAFIR: Requirements Specification – OAIS

Title: Digital Library Project (SAFIR): Requirements Specification

Pages: 5-13
Date Released: 07 March 2008

URI for Output: https://vle.york.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/xid-89716_3

Summary of contents:

This section of the specification uses the Reference model for Open Archival Information Systems (OAIS) as a basis for analysing the repositories context and creating a specific reference model on which to base the requirements specification.

The following the OAIS model the analysis considers:

  • the designated communities of the repository
  • how it aproaches different functional areas (ingest, archival storage, data management, administration, preservation planning, and access)
  • the information model and information lifecycle that has to be supported
  • issues of interoperablity and integration

Comments:

This provides an example of a lightweight use of OAIS as a method of describing and analysing the context of a repository. As such it considers the whole information lifecycle as part of the planning process.

Output – SAFIR: Requirements Specification – Scenarios

Title: Digital Library Project (SAFIR): Requirements Specification

Pages: 14-15
Date Released: 07 March 2008

URI for Output: https://vle.york.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/xid-89716_3

Summary of contents:
Five scenarios are presented for the use of a mulitmedia repository.
Each is focused around a key type of use; they are:

  • finding image materials
  • sharing resources, advice and guidance
  • streaming
  • archival collections
  • video materials

Comments:

The five scenarios are relevant to the growing knowledge/ innovation  base connected to the e-Framework.

Output – SAFIR: Requirements specifcation – overview

Title: Digital Library Project (SAFIR): Requirements Specification

Pages: all
Date Released: 07 March 2008

URI for Output: https://vle.york.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/xid-89716_3

Summary of contents:
The document presents a requirements specification for a digital library / multimedia repository and includes an overview of the methodology used to formulate it.

Comments:
This requirements specification as a whole provides a useful point of reference for any institution considering the management of these types of materials.

Output – OARS – OARS Functional Specification Document

Output Name: Output – OARS – OARS Functional Specification

Title: OARS Functional Specificationn
Number of pages or page numbers:30 pages
Section:

Date Released: 18 January 2008

URI for Output: http://oars.forcedmigration.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/oars-functional-specification.pdf

Also of interest might be:

http://oars.forcedmigration.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/oars-specification-migration.pdf

Depicting the current system in place for managing content.

Summary of contents:

Useful fucntional specification document for the OARs project.  Could be useful for instituions who need to look at exemplars of funtional specifications for their own needs, with useful fucntionality check list on page 27 (appendix 1) and for metadata requirements Рappendix 2 Рpages 28-30

Output – CAIRO: Content Model overview

Title:  Graphical Overview of a Cairo Content Model

Pages: all
Date Released: unknown

Summary of contents:

Graphical overview of a collection content model for archives – displays PREMIS and METS links.

URI for Output: http://cairo.paradigm.ac.uk/projectdocs/cairo_contentmodel_overview-2.png

Comments:

It is difficult to navigage and display this image as it is currently available.

Output – Nectar: Software Functional requirements

Title: Software for NECTAR: Functional requirement

Pages: all
Date Released: 2008

Summary of contents:
3 page specification of the functional requirements for NECTAR’s repository.
It covers key points including:

  • Visibility / accessibility
  • User interface
  • File handling
  • Support
  • Management
  • Demonstration
  • Hardware [recommendations]

URI for Output: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/IR_Final_functional_spec.doc

Comments:
This requirement specifcation informs other institutions considering their requirements of a repository system.