Talk:2014 Prepared Talk Proposals
- Wei Fang, Head of Digital Services, Rutgers University Law Library
- Jiebei Luo, Digital Projects Initiative Intern, Rutgers University
The Rutgers University Law Library is the official digital repository of the New Jersey Supreme Court oral arguments since 2002. This large video collection contains approximately 3,000 videos with a total of 400 GB or 6,000 viewing hours. With the expansion of this collection, the existing database and the static website could not efficiently support the library’s daily operations and meet its patrons’ search needs.
By utilizing open source software and freeware such as Ubuntu, FFmpeg, Solr and Drupal, the library is able to develop a complete solution to re-encoding videos, embedding subtitles, incorporating Solr search engine and content management system to support full-text subtitle search, automatically updating video metadata records in the library catalog system and eventually providing a plug-in free HTML 5-based Web interface for patrons to view the videos online.
The aspects below will be presented in detail at the conference:
- Video codecs comparison
- Server-end batch video encoding/re-encoding
- HTML 5 video tag and embedding subtitles
- Incorporating search engine Solr and content management tool Drupal with the database to retrieve videos by full-text search especially in subtitle files
- Incorporating video metadata with the library catalog system
ArchivesSpace at University of Richmond Birong Ho - Systems and integration Librarian
University of Richmond started implementing its archive collection management ArchivsSpace in the fall, 2013. As a charter member and the Head of Special Collection as the Board member, implementation of such an Open Source Software became a priority. University of Richmond also has a long history of involving the digital humanity. Digital Scholarship Lab has been our partner on campus. Several aspects of implementation will be addressed in the talk. Among them, they are collections and repository, storage layer including data format, system resources requirements, technical architecture, customization of the interface, adds-on features that fit into the local needs, scaling and integrated with other systems in the library, on campus. University of Richmond has a very rich local history. The collections have covered long history of American background. Rare books and Special Collection department have digitalized these collections and are ready to share with the rest of the world. University of Richmond Libraries have been running various open source software. Local customization of Webvoyage codes, VuFind and Archeo are one of them. The implementation process, the software architecture, and the customization, scale, and integration with other systems such as Archeon and Exist on campus became a concern will be focused and elaborated in the talk.