has the pleasure to announce the release of the Digital Assets Factory (DAF)
version 2.0. DAF is available for download at http://wiki.bibalex.org/DAFWiki
and is offered under the GPL license as an open source application so that the
user can freely utilize it or even make necessary modifications to match
DAF v2.0 can be
considered as an all-in-one solution for any digitization system. It provides
all the necessary tools required to manage the whole process of a digitization
workflow, including its various phases, user management, file movement and
archiving. It provides the flexibility to manage multiple simultaneous projects
with a diversity of materials such as books, journals, newspapers, manuscripts,
unbound materials, audio, video, and slides.
DAF v2.0 allows easy
integration of any tool used to perform functions of the workflow, such as the
OCR, image processing, etc. It can be integrated with the current tools used at
DAF v2.0 is highly
reliable and can be configured for large and challenging digitization projects.
The system is fully deployed in BA digitization laboratory and has been working
smoothly for over a year.
system is capable of defining different workflows for various types of objects:
Images, books, slides, etc. Each workflow contains different phases (Scanning,
OCR, PDF encoding, Backup, etc).
v2.0 is an all-in-one system that provides all the necessary tools required for
administration, digitization operation, reporting and archiving.
v2.0 has flexible integration with any source of metadata such as ILS or a
library digital document repository. This integration is possible through
Check-in and Check-out plug-in modules that can be added at any time.
v2.0 has the ability to define pre-phase and post-phase checks and actions by
simply editing an XML definition for a phase.
v2.0 can be tailored to any environment. A developer can add code snippets to
be executed pre-phase or post-phase to accomplish specific tasks.
v2.0 supports both manual and automated operations. Different workflow
operations can be invoked from the command line to enable batch processing.
flexible workflow supports ingesting a job in the middle of the workflow. The
administrator can also change the job's normal flow.
v2.0 tracks the history of the job's life cycle. It records time stamped
actions applied to the job, including the user who performed the action and the
workstation on which the action was performed.
access level defines which functions are available for each user, up to the
level of disabling a button
v2.0 is easy to install and configure.
For more information,
please visit http://wiki.bibalex.org/DAFWiki or send an email to
The Digital Assets
Repository (DAR) team.