You might also check Archivists Toolkit <http://archiviststoolkit.com/>
It was developed here at UCSD; I just went to a training on it this week,
and while its geared mostly towards catalogers & collection managers, its a
very comprehensive program for overseeing both physical & digital assets.
UCSD Arts Library
On 11/20/09 5:10 AM, "Maurice Mengel" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Dave, I've been meaning to check out open repositories like dspace
> and fedora commons for ages,but have never gotten around to actually
> do it. Certainly no turn key solution, but that should provide
> many features you look for. For content delivery you could also make
> something in drupal or any other similar php driven cms with a medium
> amount of tinkering. I just woudn't trust that for long time archiving
> as such.
> Hope that helps a little
> On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, Dave Nolan Audio
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Greetings -
>> I'm hoping that folks on the ARSC-List might have some advice on
>> audio/multimedia content management systems and databases.
>> Our old Access database where we keep a variety of information about our
>> events at the 92nd Street Y is sorely in need of a redesign, overhaul, or
>> complete replacement to accommodate the evolving nature of our media
>> management needs.
>> Ideally I would like to be able to keep track of every iteration of every
>> event in our archive - original physical media (we have 15,000 recordings
>> going back to 1949), high-res audio (and video) files (both new recordings
>> and archival transfers), and all assorted derivative files and/or physical
>> media created from the master.
>> I am curious as to which content management systems people are using that
>> might best serve our needs, and what sort of database solution(s) might play
>> nicely with a content management and delivery system to allow various
>> departments to access media files with varying levels of permissions from
>> "listen/view only" to complete ability to create and deliver derivative files
>> for electronic delivery or physical media when needed.
>> I'm thinking that there might be a system aimed at the broadcasting market
>> that we can adapt to our needs, but apart from working with DAVID and Prophet
>> systems at WNYC, I don't have a heck of a lot of direct experience with or
>> knowledge of what's out there.
>> I am particularly interested to find out if anyone is using any sort of
>> turnkey system that might work "out of the box", as there may not be the
>> resources for us to outsource the design of a custom SQL database with HTML
>> front end, as well as hiring a full-time administrator to keep the system
>> running and write new code when needed.
>> A tall order I'm sure, but i am still hopeful that folks out there might have
>> come across a broadcast content management system that we can adapt to our
>> situation, which has a great deal of overlap with public broadcasting in many
>> Thanks in advance for any guidance, resources, or advice you can offer :-)
>> dave nolan
>> Audio Archivist
>> 92nd Street Y
>> Dave Nolan Audio
>> 534 E. 11th St. #14
>> New York NY 10009-4623
>> (212) 614-0708
>> (917) 691-9519
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