November 25, 2015

Video Review: University of California Libraries Digital Collection (UCLDC) Project at Halfway Point

The UCLDC project is building a, “shared system for managing and providing access to unique digital content from the ten UC campus libraries.”

Along with the release of the video (embedded below) the California Digital Library announced the at the digital asset management system (DAMS) is now live.


The digital asset management system is one of the core components of the UCLDC system. It will enable campus libraries to build objects, add metadata, and perform a variety of management functions that are necessary for the long-term stewardship of digital content. The DAMS is an installation of Nuxeo, a highly customizable platform used by a large community of users for digital content management. To ready the Nuxeo DAMS for use by the UC Libraries, we:

Created a metadata scheme and document model;

Tailored the Nuxeo interface to make it as easy as possible for UC librarians to add and edit metadata;

Created a user guide to instruct staff on the platform and help them use it effectively; and

Pre-loaded the DAMS with at least one existing collection from each participating campus library, for a total of 14 collections added so far. (We will continue to load a selection of existing collections into the platform over the course of the project).

UCLDC Year in Review from California Digital Library on Vimeo.

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