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DigiTool’s support of Web Services. Repositories and Web Services workshop | 2 June 2009 Alan Oliver, Business Development Director. Ex Libris products. DigiTool.

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DigiTool’s support of Web Services

Repositories and Web Services workshop |

2 June 2009

Alan Oliver, Business Development Director

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DigiTool...

...digital asset management – a full-spectrum approach to creating, managing, and providing access to locally administered digital collections

digitool customers in the uk
DigiTool customers in the UK
  • UCL
  • British Library
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Nottingham Trent University (IR)
  • Liverpool John Moores University (IR)
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Ex Libris Rosetta...

...preservation of digital assets – a [new] advanced digital preservation solution that enables academic libraries to maintain and preserve cumulative knowledge, and national libraries and archives to preserve the cultural heritage of nations for generations to come

digitool ex libris rosetta roadmap
DigiTool/Ex Libris Rosetta roadmap
  • Ex Libris Rosetta
  • Ex Libris Rosetta for digital asset management
digitool s openness
DigiTool’s openness
  • Add a task
  • Add a viewer
  • Deep-link to and direct delivery of an object using a URL or a Handle identifier (Delivery Web Service)
  • Repository replication – complete or partial, supporting:
    • Primo
    • OAI-PMH
    • ILS synchronisation
    • Search engine publishing
    • Third-party application interfacing
digitool s openness continued
DigiTool’s openness (continued)
  • Z39.50
  • X-Server
  • Web Services
    • DigitalEntityManager
    • DigitalEntityExplorer
    • MetadataManager
web services overview
Web Services overview
  • DigiTool’s repository is a stand-alone component with APIs used by DigiTool modules and optional third-party systems
    • Stream gate API (HTTP Get/Post)
    • Single object API (SOAP/RMI)
    • Search API (SOAP/RMI)
  • Include WSDL (Web Services Description Language)
web service digitalentitymanager
Web Service - DigitalEntityManager
  • Used to communicate with the repository and create, retrieve, delete, update individual digital entities
  • DigitalEntityManager uses two parameters
    • A general attribute XML (unit to search, username, password, etc.)
    • A DigitalEntityCall (action to take)
web service digitalentityexplorer
Web Service - DigitalEntityExplorer
  • Used to search the repository indexes to retrieve digital entities or a list of PIDs (provided in a x_result document)
  • DigitalEntityExplorer uses two parameters
    • A general attribute XML (unit to search, username, password, etc.)
    • A x_query document
metadatamanager
MetadataManager
  • Used to search and retrieve a list of metadata records OR create, update, delete individual records based on matching repository metadata indexed results
sample input metadatamanagerupdate
Sample input: MetadataManagerUpdate

mid The metadata ID

general A general document

description The metadata description

name The name of the metadata

type The type of the metadata

value The metadata XML block

sample input metadatamanagersearch
Sample input: MetadataManagerSearch

general A general document

name The name of the metadata

type The type of the metadata

searchBy Index field to search on

searchTerm Search term

orderBy Not implemented

queryFrom First answer position

queryTo Last answer position

web service delivery
Web Service - Delivery
  • Used to accept requests and dispatch to authorised users file streams and/or metadata
  • Built-in to DigiTool, uses http requests
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