Paged Media Project: Developing a Hydra-based page turning application and turning a Plum into a Pumpkin
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Cowan, William; Homenda, Nicholas
The IU Libraries have a long history of delivering access to digital musical scores beginning with the Variations project in 1997. In 2014, the IU and IUPUI Libraries began work on a collaborative project to develop a new page turning application built upon the Hydra/Fedora open source software. In 2017, a new musical scores service is being launched to replace the retired Variations software. The IU Libraries adapted the Plum software, developed by the Princeton University Libraries, into Pumpkin, a Hydra Head to support digitization workflows for various paged media projects. In Bloomington, our first project will be Musical Scores. In Indianapolis, their first project will be newspapers. This software features tools to assist with importing digitized page images, ordering and numbering pages, adding bibliographic metadata, setting access controls, and making the digital object viewable within a customizable module called the Universal Viewer. The Universal Viewer is a front end for an International Image Interoperability Framework or IIIF or more commonly called â€°Ã›Ãtriple I Fâ€°Ã›Â. This presentation will detail the software's functionality, the history of the development process, and the migration of Variations musical scores into this new system.
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