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: Policy – overview

Title: York Digital Library: Digital Library Policy

Pages: all
Date Released: 12 Feb 2009

URI for Output: https://vle.york.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/xid-324531_3

Summary of contents:
This document provides the policies of York Digital Library; the digital library has stated policies on:

  • Metadata
  • Code and documentation
  • Resources
  • Content [scope]
  • Submission
  • Rights
  • Preservation

York Digital Library has chosen to use Creative Commons (NC ND BY) licenses for its Metadata, documentation, and resources (where possible).

Comments:

Although the sample policies are in themselves useful – covering things like takedown policy – the explicit use of Creative Commons for the work of the digital library team is worth noting both for its use and for the instituional view it indicates.

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.

Project – SAFIR

Project Name: Sound Archives Film Images Repository

Short Project Name: SAFIR

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme
Strand: SUE: Matched funding

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/sue/safir

Project URI: http://www.york.ac.uk/services/library/elibrary/digitallibrary.htm

Brief project description:
“This project will set up an open access digital repository at the University of York for resources in a variety of formats, including sound, archives, film and images, to complement both the University’s research publications in the White Rose Research Online repository and the digital teaching materials in the University’s Yorkshare VLE. SAFIR will investigate both open source and commercial software options to determine which is most appropriate for the range of formats and requirements identified by the project, and which conforms to current standards for interoperability within the JISC Information Environment. The project is part of a larger activity to develop a digital library service for the University of York that will contribute to the University strategy for storage, preservation, retrieval and dissemination of digital assets.”

Outputs:

Start Date: 2007-08-01
End Date: 2008-12-30

Governance: Repositories and preservation advisory group

Contact Name and Role: Julie Allinson Project Manager

Name of Trawler: John Robertson