Conference Agenda

EPrints IG 2: Multimedia and Repository Support
Thursday, 29/Jun/2017:
11:00am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Richard William Fyson, EPrints Services
Session Chair: Tomasz Neugebauer, Concordia University
Location: Redlands/Lockyer/Moreton
Hilton Brisbane

11:00am - 11:45am

EPrints as a Multimedia Repository case study: UNESCO’s Mediabank

Denis Pitzalis1, John Cummings1,2, Timothy Miles-Board3

1UNESCO; 2Wikimedia Foundation; 3Tate museum, UK

UNESCO produces and holds a huge range and volume of multimedia content and associated metadata which is shared over many platforms. The volume of media UNESCO produces has increased dramatically in recent years and will continue under our large scale archives digitisation project. Mediabank centralised UNESCO media content which was was held on several independent archives with no shared metadata structure and no clear end point for the public, professionals and researchers.

It is very difficult to find any open source media repository solution adapted to large organisations needs and the customisation of a EPrints has solved this.

We have created a special “flavor” of EPrints to be used as professional media archive software embraced by professionals and editors alike. MediaBank uses HTML 5, Bootstrap, IIPImage viewer and Perl to deliver multimedia content, and includes a plugin that allow the editor to automatically upload the content to Wikimedia Commons. UNESCO’s open access policy allow it to share its content widely on external platforms. Wikimedia Commons

presents the opportunity for UNESCO to share its open access media material with Wikipedia’s 500 million unique monthly visitors.

The Mediabank code is available under GPL licence on Github for fork and contributions.

11:45am - 12:30pm

Nurturing ORCIDs: Bedding in and fertilizing to encourage growth

Alan Keith Stiles

The Open University, United Kingdom

Developing a customizable plugin for EPrints to enable full premium membership interaction with the ORCID API and considering how well different advocacy channels have worked to encourage uptake of ORCID ids in general and use of the repository connection specifically.