January 24, 2022

Findings From Audiovisual Metadata Platform Pilot Development (AMPPD) Project Now Available in New Whitepaper

From IU (Indiana University) ScholarWorks:

This report documents the experience and findings of the Audiovisual Metadata Platform Pilot Development (AMPPD) project, which has worked to enable more efficient generation of metadata to support discovery and use of digitized and born-digital audio and moving image collections. The AMPPD project was carried out by partners Indiana University Libraries, AVP, University of Texas at Austin, and New York Public Library between 2018-2021.

From the Report:

Since October 2018, the U Libraries in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, information innovation company AVP,5 and NYPL-have worked to help address these challenges through the creation of an open-source software platform known as AMP (Audiovisual Metadata Platform), 5 which is designed to enable more efficient generation of metadata to support discovery and use of digitized and born-digital audio and moving image collections. This project and the planning project that preceded it in 2017 have been generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with substantial in-kind staff and computing contributions from IU.

The overarching goal of the Audiovisual Metadata Platform Pilot Development (AMPPD) project, which took place from October 2018 through June 2021, was to develop enough of the AMP system to be able to pilot test it using two audiovisual (AV) collections from IU and a third collection from NYPL. The project team has developed a software system that harnesses the Galaxy workflow engine,’ originally developed for data processing workflows in computational genomics, to design and execute custom workflows for metadata and feature extraction from AV files.

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See Also: “Audiovisual Metadata Platform (AMP) Planning Project: Progress Report and Next Steps” (March 30, 2018)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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