OCCAMS beta goes live!

One of the most critical elements of this project is to find a content management system to store all the video, annotate it, and make it accessible online. There are proprietary systems and you can build one from scratch using software like Drupal, but  that is beyond my limited programming skills. At the recent Digital Humanities Australasia Conference at ANU, I came across OCCAMS (Online Cultural Content Archive Management System) being developed by the lovely Junran Lei at the ANU’s Digital Humanities Hub, which is an open source platform that seems to fit the bill perfectly. They have kindly offered me the opportunity to be a beta tester for the system, and as the beta is now live I can start loading video on to it next week. For the tech heads, the systems allows annotation inside the video and mapping of metadata from other databases such as AusStage, Ultimately it will provide a permanent and well structured repository for the video  and photos so that people can easily view the collection.

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About tonebuddha

I am undertaking a PhD at the Centre for Digital Humanities Research , Australian National University. My research is developing a theoretical framework for using online archives of theatre and performance video to research audiences over long time periods. The Splinters archive is a case study for my research.
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