Frequently Asked Questions Section 42

Key requirements - Video metadata; Sharing digital media; Managing digital assets; Digital asset management software; Picture library software

Input

Does your product/solution:

Support audio material

Yes - any with a standard MIME type

Support video material

Yes - any with a standard MIME type

Accept media in a variety of popular formats

Yes - any with a standard MIME type

Provide a simple user layout for upload

Allow upload of files in batches

Yes - configurable to requirements

Managing

Does your product/solution:

Provide a management front end

Yes

Allow the management of files in batches

Yes

Provide tools for batch-editing of metadata

Yes

Enable categorisation of material by department, faculty or broad subject area

Yes

Import any existing metadata for resources being transferred in

Yes - e.g. from standard formats such as .csv, Excel, Access, tab delimited etc…

Enable the ability to track who accesses files

Yes - a full audit trail is available

Have the ability to log usage

Yes

Have the ability to produce statistics

Yes - custom reports can be created to requirements

Support an appropriate, established metadata schema

Yes - any required metadata schema will be supplied

Store administrative and technical metadata

Yes

Store descriptive metadata

Yes

Enable a suitable controlled metadata vocabulary to ensure consistency

Yes

Allow a 'minimum requirement' set of core metadata and enforce entry

Yes - any field can be set as mandatory

Produce an easily searchable catalogue

Yes

Index selected metadata fields for user searching/browsing

Yes

Export metadata for harvesting into other databases

Yes

Have the ability to control access to media via LDAP

Yes

Output

Does your product/solution:

Allow the user to choose the quality of encoded material

Yes

Support streaming audio

Yes

Support streaming video

Yes

Support downloading audio

Yes

Support downloading video

Yes

Support favourites

Yes

Storage

Does your product/solution:

Run on Unix, Linux or Solaris OS

Yes

Support load balancing

Yes