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1 VITAL Fedora UK User Group Inaugural Meeting 9 May 2006 Jack Bazuzi Managing Director VTLS Europe

2 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Our job is to create visionary solutions for libraries and information centers About VTLS

3 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions 1.Integrated Library Systems 2.Institutional Digital Repositories 3.RFID VTLS Has Three Core Businesses

4 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions ISO 9000 Registered Company Over 25 years experience in library automation Corporate Member of NISO, ALA and IFLA Member Fedora Advisory Group Member Fedora Development Group About VTLS

5 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Corporate Headquarters Virginia Tech research park Following VT incubation period Independent, for-profit, international, successful…

6 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Corporate Offices Blacksburg, Virginia, USA Barcelona (EMEA) New Delhi Rio de Janeiro Kuala Lumpur United Kingdom (Oxford*)

7 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VTLS Information Technology for Advanced Learning

8 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL / Fedora Relationship

9 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Fedora Fedora offers a variety of features that VITAL builds on to provide added value: Constituent Parts/Datastreams OAI Metadata Harvesting XML Submission and Storage Validation Versioning/Preservation Access Control & Authentication Extensibility…

10 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITALs Added Value Indexing Capabilities UIs Special viewers Default cataloging templates Stylesheets Support, training, documentation…

11 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITALs Added Value - Interfaces 1. Vital Manager Admin / cataloging client To import objects into repository Search Preview Modify

12 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITALs Added Value - Interfaces 2. Public Access Portal Web-based Sophisticated search techniques Hierarchical retrieving Sorting Viewing Thumbnails, magnified viewing areas…

13 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITALs Added Value - Interfaces 3. Staff Access Portal Web-based Admin tools for content management Interactive stop / start of server Create / modify indexes Define content models for objects

14 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITALs Added Value - Viewers Image Navigator High resolution viewer JPEG2000 MrSID Document Navigator Multipage objects

15 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITALs Added Value… SRU/SRW enabled Exposure to search engines (Google, Yahoo…) Handles Server (automatic) Templates for easy cataloging Default stylesheets (EAD, MARCXML…_) Submission tool (VALET) Easy handling of collections

16 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITALs Added Value… Multilingual UI UNICODE compliance Support for dynamic creation/export of content citations (EndNote, text … ) Training Documentation Support …

17 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL Components VITAL Manager Public VITAL Access Portal Admin VITAL Access Portal VALET - Web Self-Submission Tool VTLS Batch Loader Tool Handles Server (CNRI) SRU / SRW Support

18 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Functions of VITAL Manager Advanced Collection Management Functions XML/METS/FOXML Metadata Storage, Linking, Retrieval, Import & Export Dublin Core & other XML File Editing & Indexing Fedora Digital Object Search Tool Automatic Metadata Creation and Linking

19 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL Repository Management Supports Fedora multiple repositories Collections can be dispersed across locations Repositories can contain diverse digital object types VITAL facilitates easy loading & searching of repositories

20 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions XML Metadata Storage Standards based XML/METS/FOXM L Schema Dublin Core EAD MARC AMICO XML Format Additional formats can be added quickly Metadata may be exported in XML for use in other applications

21 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL Cataloging Cataloging with XMLSpy Software Dublin Core, EAD, and MARC templates provided Other 3 rd Party XML editing tools may be used.

22 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL Image Management Easy import of digital objects and images Tracked Folders VITAL Import Tool Batch Tool Digital object versioning Automatically creates metadata - including JHOVE Full Text Extraction for PDFs, MSWord, RTF, and HTML files

23 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL Manager Client

24 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL Manager Client The VITAL Manager Client allows for easy navigation and searching of your digital object repository

25 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL Manager Client Datastreams can be edited using linked applications – Metadata datastreams such as Dublin Core are modified by integrated XML editors such as XMLSpy or XMetal

26 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL Access Portal SRU/SRW – SRW gateway connection for search from ILS or Federated Search Sophisticated display for Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), MODS, MIX, Dublin Core and MARCXML records Support for special image types, audio and video Document Navigator Interface JPEG2000 Image Viewing software Hi-Res Image Navigator

27 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL Access Portal

28 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL Access Portal

29 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VALET Customizable, web-based UI: Allow remote users to submit content into a VITAL or FEDORA TM digital object repository Handle submission of any file format Allows contributors to enter metadata into configurable, form-based templates Allow for a staged submission process Review, edit, delete, approve submitted content prior to ingest

30 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VALET Pre-configured templates to allow for capture of relevant metadata for many standard content types including: Electronic Theses and Dissertations Journal Articles Working Papers Book Chapters Conference Papers Images

31 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VALET Offers pre-configured metadata mappings into MARCXML and Dublin Core formats Is fully interoperable with VITAL for: Managing submitted content Automatic indexing of submitted content Formatted display of EAD, TEI, MODS, MARCXML Assigning Handles Server-side full-text extraction of PDFs and other text files submitted, providing anywhere keyword searches

32 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VALET for ETDs A subset of VALET that is supplied with VITAL A complete standalone application Bundled with Fedora TM Digital Object Repository Is a free, open-source solution for web self- submission of Electronic Theses & Dissertations. A best of breed solution for web submission of ETDs that builds upon our collaborative experience with: NDLTD Project at Virginia Tech ADT Program ARROW Project

33 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VALET for ETDs (Sample)

34 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Login Screen

35 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Deposit Form

36 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Deposit Form (cont.)

37 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Field Requirements/Validation

38 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Customizable Help Files

39 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Preview

40 Preview (cont.)

41 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Upload Files

42 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Verify Deposit

43 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions ETD Deposit Completed

44 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Reviewer Login

45 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Review Stages

46 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Review Stage 1

47 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions View/Modify data

48 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Add Reviewer Note

49 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Approval Confirmation

50 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Review Stage 3

51 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Publish Confirmation

52 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions ETD Publish Complete

53 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL – Fedora Plans Coordinate VTLS staff/customers are active in Fedora community: Carl Grant, VTLS President sits on Advisory Group Joe Liversedge, VITAL Lead Developer sits on Development Group Coordinating development of content models VITAL builds on XACML features of FEDORA Work to minimize overlap and maximize coordination VTLS contributes back open source components Charlottesville is down the road from Blacksburg

54 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL/FEDORA Platform Server LINUX or SOLARIS Databases MySQL (recommended) McKoi Oracle or Oracle XE Client PC Windows 2000 or XP Browser IE Firefox

55 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL New Customers Monash University National Library of Australia Swinburne University University of New South Wales Princeton University University of Delaware Catholic University of Louvain Central Queensland University University of Western Sydney University of South Australia Southern Queensland University National Library of Wales Oxford University

56 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Packages Available The VITAL Package Fedora open source software (free) VTLS Fedora OS components (free) VTLS VITAL software VTLS installation, training, support, integration and documentation

57 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Packages Available VITAL-Only Package VTLS VITAL software, with features and workflows VTLS installation, training, and support FEDORA-Only Package Fedora maintenance, upgrades, training, support.

58 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions Packages Available VITAL Hosted Solution VTLS provides ASP services for your repository services. VTLS Professional Digital Imaging Services Imaging services and project consulting can be combined with any of the above packages to provide a solution tailored to your needs

59 Visionary Technology in Library Solutions VITAL - What are you buying? You support a concept, product and vendor that: Believes that Open Source options offer lower cost solutions for libraries. Actively support the Open Source movement Contributes back to the FEDORA open source solution Provides support, training, documentation & hosting services A product that builds on top of the open source foundation: VITAL Manager VITAL Portal VALET - Web Self-Submission Tool VTLS Batch Loader Tool Handles Server (CNRI) Google Indexing and Exposure SRU / SRW Support And much, much more!

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