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DT02: Carnival of clever tips & tools
Tuesday, 05/Jun/2018:
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Session Chair: Collin Brittle, Emory University
Session Chair: Hardy Joseph Pottinger IV, University of California Los Angeles
Location: Room 233
Novel tech tips and tools spanning a variety of topics Notes

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Examining Your Repository under the Hood from the Solr Admin Console

Terrence W Brady

Georgetown University Library, United States of America

The Solr Admin Console can provide a powerful window into the inner workings of your repository. With a little knowledge of the Solr Admin Console and the construction of Solr queries, it is possible for anyone to discover the some of the inner workings of their repository.

In this tutorial, we will discover the contents of the DSpace statistics repository using only the Solr Admin Console. While a DSpace example will be used in this exercise, the approach presented could be applied to any repository utilizing a Solr backend. A step-by-step tutorial will be created to instruct users on how they can begin to query their own repository. Note, access to the Solr Admin console is restricted by default. Coordination with your local systems administrator will be required to gain access.

The following topics will be covered: discovery of index fields; constructing a query; sorting results; faceting results; faceting results by date.

Introducing Cantaloupe: An open-source image server based on the IIIF Presentation API.

Seth Robbins

University of Illinois, United States of America

To solve the problem of delivering high-quality, complex image-based digital objects to our home-grown digital library application, Alex Dolski, a developer at the UIUC library has created and maintained Cantaloupe, an open-source, high-performance, IIIF-compliant image server. It can deliver high-quality images, structured digital objects, and associated metadata from an archive to an institutional repository, digital library, or digital exhibition.

Cantaloupe is currently in use at the University of Illinois Library, has been adopted by other academic institutions, and received contributions and increasing attention from the community of library developers. This presentation will introduce Cantaloupe, cover the benefits of utilizing a IIIF image server, and showcase some interesting use cases.

Working with the W3C Web Annotation Standards and Islandora

Marcus Barnes, Nat Ledchumykanthan, Kim Pham, Kirsta Stapelfeldt

University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

With the recent publication of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for annotations, annotation is now becoming a formally recognized and acknowledged activity on the web. It is now possible to annotate digital files on the web, persist annotations over time, group annotations by a resource, and discover annotations that are related by subject or content. The Digital Scholarship Unit developed the Web Annotations Utility Module that leverages W3C standards and libraries supporting those standards to allow for the production of annotations on different content types in the Islandora open-source repository ecosystem. This session will discuss the challenges and solutions in adopting and integrating the standards and various libraries into the islandora ecosystem and in handling the annotations as first class objects on the web.

"Talking Collections": Voice User Interface (VUI) Prototyping & Conversational Onboarding Patterns for Digital Collections

@jaclark Jason Clark

Montana State University, United States of America

What if we could talk to our digital library interfaces? What if they could talk back? Until recently, the dominant pattern for computer user interactions has followed a physical input model based on typing and/or touch actions. However, advances in speech recognition and voice platforms are showing how voice user interactions (VUI) are becoming a viable means to navigate our data and software interfaces. In this session, we’ll consider the common patterns of VUI models as well as the changes and implications these models have for digital library design, software architectures, and metadata. We’ll look at how a voice/speech interface layer can be applied to a digital library by grounding our work in an implementation. Our case study will cover the research, development, and metadata behind a digital collections prototype ( enhanced with speech recognition as well as a chatbot interface for archiving resources ( Our goal will be to try to understand the conversational design model and why the emerging voice/speech platform will help the usability and accessibility of our digital libraries.

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