This document notes the questions and conclusions resulting from the
"WMS Features" meeting in mid-April 2004.
WMS 1.0 Features
- Limited to simple objects, specifically objects which contain a single
image with an optional OCR text/XML datastream.
- MODS will be the underlying structure.
- Contain new forms for creation and modification of descriptive and core
administrative metadata. I use "core" here to distinguish this
administrative metadata with the datastream-specific technical
metadata. We expect the metadata to be defined following a meeting between
Ron Jantz, Rhonda Marker, and Ruth Bogan, hopefully by May 1.
- User management will have at least the ability to create and edit users,
of which there shall be four tiers: scanner, metadata creator, object
creator, and WMS administrator.
- Contain functionality to create and apply descriptive and administrative
metadata for both collection and simple objects, including information
about structure maps, digital signatures, naming conventions (tying into
the controlled vocabulary, and pulling the file and Handle conventions
- Contain a unique file name generator for scanners. Identifiers will be
unique to the WMS, not merely unique to the collection -within- WMS.
- Full image pipeline will be implemented, transforming TIFF files into
PDF, jpeg, and/or DjVu as appropriate, in addition to the technical
metadata, structure maps, signatures, and OCR XML if applicable. Jeffery
is close to finishing this.
- Create a SIP in METS-XML for collection and simple objects, for ingestion
- Contain a utility for mapping MODS to DC for the aforementioned
SIP. Rights metadata for a collection will be copied or linked into child
objects, enabling rights inheritance, to be loaded into the DC:rights field.
- Ingest XML package into Fedora.
Release date for version 1 is August 1, with a demonstration on August 18th.
Demonstration of version 2.0 is slated for October 15th, though this is a
highly tentative date. Additional features to include:
- Addition of complex object support to forms and underlying metadata,
including structure maps, pipelining, and signatures.
- Extended technical metadata for different file types.
- Addition of audio & video simple object support to forms and metadata,
including structure maps, pipelining, etc.
- File upload ability, to decrease reliance on getting content via FTP and CDs.
Once again, the NJDH Project Management site is at
https://www2.scc.rutgers.edu/phpcollab/. Target owners and task members
should log on as frequently as necessary to update progress and restructure
tasks to reflect the changes above.
Posted April 28, 2004