The server: multiple views for multiple users
Built with ARROW money on Apache Solr and Fedora Commons:
Show multiple web views (portals) from a single repository.
Demonstrate the benefits of a Jython-scriptable indexer.
Show workable access control using limit queries to constrain what user-groups can see.
Getting small-scale research onto the data grid
Our goal: Make data management, exploration and routing as easy as PVC plumbing.
But repository standards are not quite as plug-n-play as plastic plumbing just yet.
We will be trialling an implementation of RIF-CS which is a collection description language designed to allow discovery of data sets.
Other key standards: HTML, OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, Atom Archive, AtomPub, SWORD, FRBR, OpenSearch, SRU/SRW.
The Fascinator Desktop: eResearch collector
The Fascinator desktop finds all your stuff:
Treats directories/folders as metadata in their own right.
Folksy tagging and formal ontology/taxonomy support.
Route data to departmental, institutional or global repositories.
Configurable to deal with ANY data type – automatic conversion.
Configurable to deal with the way you work.
Similar ideas: Lensfield, MediaFlux.
Inspiration: Picasa, DigiKam and FieldHelper for data management, tagging and upload, MP3 players for browsing, Yahoo Pipes for pipiness, VuFind for faceting.
Peter Sefton, Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland