[CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

2010-02-08 Thread Earles, Jill Denae
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
also desirable.

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
looking for.

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.

Thank you,
Jill Earles

Detailed description:

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.


Re: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

2010-02-08 Thread Ethan Gruber
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.

Ethan Gruber
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
 also desirable.

 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
 looking for.

 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.

 Thank you,
 Jill Earles

 Detailed description:

 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.



Re: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

2010-02-08 Thread Ethan Gruber
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

Ethan

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.

 Ethan Gruber
 University of Virginia Library


 On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Earles, Jill Denae jdear...@ku.eduwrote:

 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
 also desirable.

 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
 looking for.

 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.

 Thank you,
 Jill Earles

 Detailed description:

 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.





Re: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

2010-02-08 Thread Benjamin Young
Have you seen the Exhibit library (part of the Simile project at MIT)? 
It provides faceted browsing along with map integration:

http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit/

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 
instance).


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,
Benjamin

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

Ethan

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Ethan Gruberewg4x...@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.

Ethan Gruber
University of Virginia Library


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Earles, Jill Denaejdear...@ku.eduwrote:

 

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
also desirable.

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
looking for.

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.

Thank you,
Jill Earles

Detailed description:

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.

   


 


Re: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

2010-02-08 Thread Graham, Wayne (wsg4w)
Here's on more thing to take a look at... there's a project named Raven 
(http://github.com/mwmitchell/raven) that one of the Scholars' Lab staff was 
working on as a research project. Essentially it takes XML (tested with VRA, 
EAD, and TEI) and builds out a faceted interface from a Solr index along the 
lines of XTF (just not quite as painful) in a Rails interface. You can check 
out a sample at http://raven.scholarslab.org/. If you're finding that there's 
not a solution that's doing what you need, this would be a great place to start 
building out a custom interface with whatever language you choose.

HTH,
Wayne


On 2/8/10 1:39 PM, Benjamin Young byo...@bigbluehat.com wrote:

Have you seen the Exhibit library (part of the Simile project at MIT)?
It provides faceted browsing along with map integration:
http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit/

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
instance).

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,
Benjamin

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

 Ethan

 On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Ethan Gruberewg4x...@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.

 Ethan Gruber
 University of Virginia Library


 On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Earles, Jill Denaejdear...@ku.eduwrote:


 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
 also desirable.

 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
 looking for.

 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.

 Thank you,
 Jill Earles

 Detailed description:

 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.






[CODE4LIB] Change to 12 Bones BBQ Excursion

2010-02-08 Thread Rosalyn Metz
On the social activities section of the wiki we had a signup for a lunch
time excursion [1] to 12 Bones [2], a great BBQ restaurant in Asheville.
 There was an overwhelming response, so much so that we are worried we will
overwhelm the restaurant at lunchtime.

The new plan is to rent out the place on the evening of Wednesday Feb.
24th at 6:30pm.  If we can get at least 50 people to sign up we can hit
their minimum order amount.  For those interested, the cost would be $15 per
person, this price includes tax and tip.  The menu would consist of 2 meats,
3 sides, buns/cornbread and non alcoholic beverages.

Right now we have 33 people signed up.  I'm assuming some will drop while
others may add.  If you're interested in this now dinnertime excursion,
please sign up on the wiki:
http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/C4L2010_social_activities#12_Bones_BBQ_Dinner_Excursion

We hope you can come, because I really want some BBQ.

Rosalyn


[1]
http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/C4L2010_social_activities#12_Bones_BBQ_Dinner_Excursion
[2] http://www.12bones.com/


[CODE4LIB] Print Management Software Options

2010-02-08 Thread Ryan Eby
I'm interested in knowing what everyone is using for print management
and cost recovery for public printing. We're currently using Pharos
but I'd like to see what else is out there. I don't really have any
requirements other than preferably available separate from any
computer management system. Mostly just interested in what is out
there and personal opinions of the product.

I'd be especially interested in any OSS options. I've come across a
few CUPS/lpr based systems (http://print.ncsu.edu/ and
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1027802.1027849) but there doesn't appear
to be any code release associated with them.

Eby


Re: [CODE4LIB] Print Management Software Options

2010-02-08 Thread Francis Kayiwa

On 2/8/10 3:09 PM, Ryan Eby wrote:

I'm interested in knowing what everyone is using for print management
and cost recovery for public printing. We're currently using Pharos
but I'd like to see what else is out there. I don't really have any
requirements other than preferably available separate from any
computer management system. Mostly just interested in what is out
there and personal opinions of the product.

I'd be especially interested in any OSS options. I've come across a
few CUPS/lpr based systems (http://print.ncsu.edu/ and
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1027802.1027849) but there doesn't appear
to be any code release associated with them.


UNBELIEVABLE! I only *JUST* sent a note to W. Jason Strutz [0] at UIUC 
(our sister campus) asking them if they were willing to release the 
source of their poorly named LibPrint. :-)


A while back I talked to one of the people that wrote the software and 
they were willing to share. The person whose name escapes me as I type 
has since left for *other pastures*...


Will let you know what I hear.

./fxk

[0] https://www-s2.library.uiuc.edu/lp/docs/intro.pl


Re: [CODE4LIB] Print Management Software Options

2010-02-08 Thread Francis Kayiwa

On 2/8/10 3:09 PM, Ryan Eby wrote:

I'm interested in knowing what everyone is using for print management
and cost recovery for public printing. We're currently using Pharos
but I'd like to see what else is out there. I don't really have any
requirements other than preferably available separate from any
computer management system. Mostly just interested in what is out
there and personal opinions of the product.

I'd be especially interested in any OSS options. I've come across a
few CUPS/lpr based systems (http://print.ncsu.edu/ and
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1027802.1027849) but there doesn't appear
to be any code release associated with them.


Got the following response:

verbatim
Francis,

The person you're referring to is most likely Adam Lewenburg.  He has 
since moved on, and I am now the service manager for LibPrint.


We had looked into open sourcing the code, as well as several other 
methods of distributing the system to non-UIUC organizations. 
Unfortunately, the bureaucratic overhead involved turned out to be more 
massive than we could have imagined, and it turns out that we don't have 
the staff or resources to make it possible.


Sorry for the bad news.  If there's anything else I can help you with, 
please let me know.

jason.
/verbatim

GAH!

regards,
./fxk


[CODE4LIB] Job Announcement: Project Manager to oversee Digitization XML Conversion project (Washington, DC)

2010-02-08 Thread Patty De Anda
LAC seeks a Project Manager to oversee a digitization and XML conversion 
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be able to accommodate a flexible schedule and fluctuating workloads.


Primary Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will oversee the transportation of documents from agency 
through digitization and subsequent XML conversion and quality control process. 
 Project Manager will manage each phase of the process in conjunction with 
vendors and other LAC administrative staff.

Qualifications:
Required

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Preferred

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