Have you seen the Exhibit library (part of the Simile project at MIT)?
It provides faceted browsing along with map integration:
It should be fairly easy to add to an existing project as it can consume
a pretty simple JSON format that your app could provide.
Since you're familiar with CakePHP, it would be very easy to turn
parseExtensions on in your routes.php file and provide specific views
for ".json" requests (they'd be stored in views/audio/json/index.ctp for
The Exhibit JSON format is based on some RDF concepts I believe, so if
you're into that at all, it will be doubly enjoyable. :)
Hope that helps,
On 2/8/10 1:31 PM, Ethan Gruber wrote:
I just checked up on CollectiveAccess' features, and the newest version has
faceting search/browse now, so you may want to try that. They support
uploading videos as well. http://www.collectiveaccess.org/about/overview
On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Ethan Gruber<ewg4x...@gmail.com> wrote:
I think Omeka may be a good fit for you, but there currently isn't faceted
searching, though a Solr plugin is currently in development. You have a
very specific set of requirements, so I'm not sure that any single CMS/DAM
will work in precisely the way you want right out of the box, but Omeka
could very well be the closest thing. It's written in the Zend framework
for PHP. I know that there is great demand for a Solr plugin for Omeka.
It's in the Omeka svn repo, but it's not really ready yet for primetime.
University of Virginia Library
On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Earles, Jill Denae<jdear...@ku.edu>wrote:
I would like recommendations for faceted browsing systems that include
authentication, and easily support multimedia content and metadata. The
ability to add comments and tags to content, and browse by tag cloud is
My skills include ColdFusion, PHP, CakePHP, and XML/XSL. The only
system I've worked with that includes faceted browsing is XTF, and I
don't think it's well suited to this. I am willing to learn a new
language/technology if there is a system that includes most of what I'm
Please let me know of any open-source systems you know of that might be
suited to this. If you have time and interest, see the detailed
description of the system below.
I am planning to build a system to manage a collection of multimedia
artwork, to include audio, video, images, and text along with
accompanying metadata. The system should allow for uploading the
content and entering metadata, and discovery of content via searching
and faceted browsing. Ideally it will also include a couple of ways of
visually representing the relationships between items (for example, a
video and the images and audio files that are included in the video, and
notes about the creative process). The views we've conceived of at this
point include a "flow" view that shows relationships with arrows between
them (showing chronology or this begat that relationship), and a
"constellation" view that shows all of the related items, with or
without lines between them.
It needs to have security built in so that only contributing members can
search and browse the contributions by default. Ideally, there would be
an approval process so that a contributor could propose making a work
public, and if all contributors involved in the work (including any
components of the work, i.e. the images and audio files included in the
video) give their approval, the work would be made public. The public
site would also have faceted browsing, searching by all metadata that we
make public, and possibly tag clouds, and the ability to add tags and
comments about the work.