[CODE4LIB] UBC jobs

2010-03-05 Thread Earles, Jill Denae
Anyone know the status of library systems jobs opening up at UBC?  I
don't see any posted yet on their site
(http://hr.ubc.ca/careers/staff_postings.html), but heard there would be
4 positions open soon.

I'll be moving to Vancouver next month, and am looking for work there.

Thanks for any information you can provide!

Jill Earles


Re: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

2010-02-09 Thread Earles, Jill Denae
Thank you to all who responded about this!  Some of these look
promising.

Jill 

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Graham, Wayne (wsg4w)
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 12:59 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] faceted browsing

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] 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.