KORA: Open Source Digital Repository Platform for Cultural Heritage

KORA: Open Source Digital Repository Platform for Cultural Heritage

There exists a startlingly wide variety of options for archaeologists and cultural heritage professionals seeking software and tools to store, preserve, and share digital archaeological data. The options range from commercial to non-commercial, proprietary to open source, and centralized to decentralized. It is within this context that this talk will introduce and discuss KORA, an open source digital repository platform originally designed to store, share, preserve, publish, and distribute cultural heritage content. Developed by Michigan State University’s MATRIX: The Center for the Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, KORA has been used in a wide variety of cultural heritage digital library, archive, and repository projects over the past 10 years. This talk will introduce KORA as an ideal tool to store, preserve, publish, and share archaeological and cultural heritage data and content across the spectrum of archaeological settings. Ultimately, the goal of this talk is not to suggest KORA as the “one ring” of digital repository tools for archaeological content and data, quite the contrary. Instead, the goal is to place KORA within a rich diverse ecosystem of standards-based tools for archaeological data storage, preservation, sharing, and publication.

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Ethan Watrall

August 16, 2012
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  1. KORA kora.matrix.msu.edu Dr. Ethan Watrall Department of Anthropology MATRIX: The

    Center for the Arts, Letters, & Social Sciences Online Michigan State University @captain_primate OPEN SOURCE DIGITAL REPOSITORY PLATFORM FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE
  2. DSpace Fedora ePrints Greenstone DAITSS CONTENTdm umm, WordPress? DigiTool Moai

    Omeka FEZ IR+ VITAL Digital Commons Masterkey ArchivalWare @captain_primate | #FAIMS12
  3. DSpace Fedora ePrints Greenstone DAITSS CONTENTdm umm, WordPress? DigiTool Moai

    Omeka FEZ IR+ VITAL Digital Commons Masterkey ArchivalWare @captain_primate | #FAIMS12
  4. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 KORA kora.matrix.msu.edu

  5. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 KORA! OPEN SOURCE DIGITAL REPOSITORY PLATFORM (ORIGINALLY)

    INTENDED FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE CONTENT DEVELOPED AT MATRIX kora.matrix.msu.edu
  6. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 msu.edu

  7. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 socialscience.msu.edu

  8. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 matrix.msu.edu

  9. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 KORA! OPEN SOURCE DIGITAL REPOSITORY PLATFORM (ORIGINALLY)

    INTENDED FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE CONTENT DEVELOPED AT MATRIX kora.matrix.msu.edu
  10. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12

  11. FEATURES @captain_primate | #FAIMS12

  12. OPEN SOURCE: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, V 2 SERVER: LINUX/UNIX

    (WILL ALSO RUN ON WINDOWS SERVER) REQUIREMENTS: PHP 5.1.3 OR GREATER & MYSQL 5.0.3 OR GREATER @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 kora.matrix.msu.edu ARCHITECTURE KORA
  13. FLEXIBLE METADATA SETUP: ANY METADATA SCHEME METADATA SCHEME CAN VARRY

    ACROSS PROJECTS WITHIN SAME KORA INSTALL TEI, VRA CORE, DARWIN CORE, CDWA, DUBLIN CORE, METS... @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 kora.matrix.msu.edu METADATA KORA SUPPORTS PRESERVATION METADATA
  14. POWERFUL ASSOCIATOR TOOL THAT ALLOWS FLEXIBLE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN OBJECTS IN

    THE REPOSITORY ASSOCIATION FUNCTIONS WITHIN REPOSITORIES AND ACROSS REPOSITORIES IN THE SAME KORA INSTALL @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 kora.matrix.msu.edu ASSOCIATION KORA
  15. ROBUST SEARCHING WITHIN PROJECTS FEDERATED SEARCHING ACROSS PROJECTS WITHIN THE

    SAME KORA INSTALL APACHE SOLR FOR INDEXING AND FAST (FACETED) SEARCHING @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 kora.matrix.msu.edu SEARCHING & INDEXING KORA
  16. EXPORT DATA (ENTIRE DATA SET OR SPECIFIC SUBSET) AS STRUCTURED

    XML IMPORT STRUCTURED XML (ZIPPED FILED, INDIVIDUAL FILE, OR MULTIPLE FILES IN FOLDER) IMPORTED XML IS PARSED & USER SETS HOW IMPORTED DATA IS MAPPED TO EXISTING METADATA SCHEME @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 kora.matrix.msu.edu DATA PORTABILITY KORA
  17. BUILD OUTWARD FACING WEBSITES WITH SIMPLE PHP HOOKS URI GENERATION

    FOR ANY OBJECT WITHIN THE REPOSITORY OAI-PMH TO EXPOSE STRUCTURED METADATA (LOW- BARRIER MECHANISM FOR REPOSITORY INTEROPERABILITY) @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 kora.matrix.msu.edu PUBLICATION KORA
  18. KORA PROJECTS @captain_primate | #FAIMS12

  19. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 quiltindex.org

  20. 40 INSTITUTIONAL CONTRIBUTORS: MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, ETC. >

    70,000 QUILTS IN THE REPOSITORY EACH WITH AS MANY AS 274 UNIQUE PIECES OF METADATA > 10,000 PIECES OF QUILT EPHEMERA IN THE REPOSITORY (BOOKLETS, PUBLISHED PATTERNS, DIARIES) EACH WITH AS MANY AS 40 UNIQUE PIECES OF METADATA > 11,000 UNIQUE VISITORS TO QUILTINDEX.ORG EVERY MONTH @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 quiltindex.org
  21. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 slavebiographies.org

  22. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 slavebiographies.org DOCUMENTS FROM MULTIPLE NATIONAL SOURCES: FRENCH

    (1719-1769), SPANISH (1770-1803), AND EARLY AMERICAN (1804-1820) CORE OF > 100,000 RECORDS (INDIVIDUALS) EACH WITH AS MANY AS 100 UNIQUE PIECES OF METADATA PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS INCLUDE ESTATE INVENTORIES, PROBATE DOCUMENTS, & SALES NOT INVOLVING PROBATE DOCUMENTING THE MOVEMENT OF INDIVIDUALS THROUGH SPACE & OVER TIME & QUANTIFYING KINSHIP BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS
  23. ROADMAP @captain_primate | #FAIMS12

  24. PLUGIN BASED ARCHITECTURE TO REDUCE SOFTWARE BLOAT, ENCOURAGE OPEN SOURCE

    DEV, & GROW FEATURES DATABASE AGNOSTICISM RADICAL RE-ARCHITECTING TO FACILITATE MUCH LARGER DATASETS AND FASTER SEARCHING UX CHANGES THAT ALLOW USER CUSTOMIZATION @captain_primate | #FAIMS12 MOBILE TOOLS, IMPROVE TRUSTED DIGITAL ARCHIVE TOOLS, 3RD PARTY PLATFORM FUNCTIONALITY kora.matrix.msu.edu
  25. PUNCHLINE? @captain_primate | #FAIMS12

  26. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12

  27. @captain_primate | #FAIMS12

  28. silos = bad (a grain solo, just in case you

    didn’t know) @captain_primate | #FAIMS12
  29. OPEN @captain_primate | #FAIMS12

  30. Dude, the open web is AWESOME! Trust me! @captain_primate |

    #FAIMS12 OPEN WEB
  31. CULTURE OF SHARING

  32. QUESTIONS? Dr. Ethan Watrall Department of Anthropology MATRIX: The Center

    for the Arts, Letters, & Social Sciences Online Michigan State University @captain_primate FIN