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Title: Creating a Searchable Media Archive for Modern Language and Culture: The REALIA Project


1
Creating a Searchable Media Archive for Modern
Language and Culture The REALIA Project
Jeff Overholtzer, Washington and Lee
University Scott Siddall, Denison University
2
Introduction
  • REALIA Rich Electronic Archive for Language
    Instruction Anywhere
  • Database developed through a collaboration of
    faculty, librarians and technologists from Global
    Partners institutions

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Associated Colleges of the South
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ACM and GLCA
Associated Colleges of the Midwest Beloit College Carleton College Coe College College of the University of Chicago Colorado College Cornell College Grinnell College Knox College Lake Forest College Lawrence University Macalester College Monmouth College Ripon College St. Olaf College Great Lakes Colleges Association Albion College Antioch College Denison University DePauw University Earlham College Hope College Kalamazoo College Kenyon College Oberlin College Ohio Wesleyan University The College of Wooster Wabash College
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Rationale
  • Strong mandate from language faculty
  • Generation of visually-oriented students
  • Authentic materials best promote cultural
    literacy
  • Serves a multiplicity of student learners images
    can serve at all levels of language instruction,
    in culture courses, in preparation for study
    abroad programs

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Our Philosophy
  • Archive significant images with cultural
  • information and pedagogical suggestions
  • Ensure quality through
  • peer-review and editorial
  • assistance
  • Capture the present while
  • preserving the past
  • Free for educational use

7
Organization
  • Managing Board comprises technologists,
    librarians, faculty members
  • Language-specific editorial boards
  • Role of ACS Technology Center

8
Organization
  • Annual workshops
  • Student-faculty teams
  • Refine metadata, add images
  • Policy-making, planning

9
Organization
  • Cataloging workflow
  • Faculty contributor (or student-faculty team)
  • Photographer, Title, Description, Pedagogical
    suggestions
  • Librarian
  • Realia type, LC subject, geographic locations,
    other complete list

10
Partnerships and affiliations
  • MERLOT
  • Ideas, critiques, cross-promotion
  • Federated searching
  • Showcase best practices
  • ARTstor
  • Part of pilot project
  • OAIster
  • Part of this meta-collection

11
Technology and standards
  • Software CONTENTdm
  • server at ACS Tech Center
  • Metadata Standards-based structure
  • Fields mapped to Dublin Core
  • Use of LC Subject Headings
  • OAI metadata harvesting
  • XML export of metadata

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Demonstration of web site and database
  • www.realiaproject.org
  • Browse by language, simple or complex search,
    compound objects (multiple views), thematic
    groupings for searching, showcase contributor
    collections teaching tools including
    comparisons, creating personal, downloadable
    collection
  • Demo 1
  • Demo 2
  • Demo 3

New image here
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Technologies behind REALIA
  • System selection
  • Proprietary, homegrown, open source, partnerships
  • Centralized versus desktop
  • Requirements
  • Metadata flexibility
  • Avoid data lock-in
  • Distributed management with approval queue
  • Open standards
  • Support and continued R D

14
Digital Asset Management Marketplace
  • Scope and size of DAM market
  • 1.5-3.0 billion annually 320 million in
    profits
  • 600 vendors with 1,200 applications
  • Ripe for consolidation
  • The Commercial Players
  • Artesia (publishing)
  • Canto (desktop to small workgroup)
  • eMotion (broadcast)
  • MediaBin by Interwoven (corporate)
  • North Plains Telescope (publishing)
  • Webware (corporate)
  • IBM and Stellent (corporate)
  • Extensis (desktop to small workgroup)

15
Digital asset management in higher ed
  • Auto-Graphics Digital Asset Management
  • CONTENTdm
  • Documentum DAM
  • Dynix Horizon Digital Library
  • Endeavor ENCompass
  • Ex Libris Digitool
  • Innovative Interfaces Millennium Metasource
  • Luna Imaging Insight
  • SIRSI Hyperion
  • VTLS VITAL

16
Digital asset management open source
  • FEDORA
  • Flexible Extensible Digital Object and Repository
    Architecture
  • Release 1.2.1 released April 20, 2004
  • Digital Library Extension Service
  • from the University of Michigan
  • Greenstone
  • e.g., Chopin collection at the University of
    Chicago
  • Madison Digital Image Database
  • MDID v2.0 in July

17
Technologies behind REALIA - CONTENTdm
  • http//contentdm.com
  • Web-based presentation

18
Technologies behind REALIA - CONTENTdm
  • And web-based administration

19
Technologies behind REALIA - CONTENTdm
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CONTENTdm export functions
  • Thumbnail, service and full resolution images
    stored in directories in standard image formats

21
CONTENTdm export functions
  • Metadata exporting

22
CONTENTdm OAI harvesting
www.oaister.org
23
CONTENTdm support
  • Distributed and supported by OCLC
  • Predictable costs
  • Continued development
  • JPEG2000
  • PowerPoint plug-in
  • Community open source developments

24
CONTENTdm and open source
  • Proprietary software open standards has led to
    an open source community
  • Controlled vocabulary analyzer
  • Importable Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • E-commerce extension for ordering images
  • RSS feed generator to subscribe to collections
  • Direct linking to objects
  • XML Gateway for federated searching of CONTENTdm
    collections
  • Feedback tool for commenting/reviewing objects
  • OASIS a web-based tool for organizing and
    importing images

25
Feedback tool
  • A means to solicit comments or review of
    CONTENTdm images
  • Feedback data sent via email to collection
    administrators
  • Modified from Oregon States e-commerce scripts
    by Tim Moore (ACS)

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OASIS
  • A substitute for CONTENTdms Windows-only image
    preparation tool
  • PHP and MySQL
  • Developed by staff at
  • The Midwest Instructional Technology Center
  • Associated Colleges of the South Technology Center

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Technologies behind REALIA
  • Whats next?
  • Automated metadata
  • creation

35
Technologies behind REALIA
  • Whats next?
  • OCLC E-learning report make content accessible
  • Open standards, open source
  • Interoperability with other repositories
  • Sakai, Open Source Portfolio Initiative, Fedora

36
Whats next
  • Forming language editorial boards
  • NEH grant

37
By the numbers
  • Involvement in REALIA Project
  • Total images 1,000
  • Page accesses 2,000/month

Role Number
Faculty contributors 19
Student contributors 2
Student technology assistants 2
Librarians 6
Technologists 2
TOTAL Doesnt include ACS, MITC, CET staff 31 (17 ACS, 13 MITC, 2 other)
38
How you can be involved
  • Use the resource for teaching give us feedback
  • Contribute images
  • Consider how we might collaborate if you have
    complementary resource    

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Contact information
  • REALIA Project
  • http//realiaproject.org
  • This presentation http//siddall.info/talks/educ
    ause2004/ http//home.wlu.edu/joverholtzer/educau
    se04/
  • Presenters
  • Jeff Overholtzer (joverholtzer_at_wlu.edu)
  • Scott Siddall (siddall_at_denison.edu)
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