Pit Schultz on Thu, 21 Jun 2001 02:39:03 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] OMA alpha release party

You're kindly invited to join the
Open Meta Archive
Alpha Release Party today.
(It's GPL'ed!)

TODAY, June 21, 2100 - 21 h GMT+2

bootlab, ziegelstr. 23, 10117 berlin

the "open radio archive network group" (orang.orang.org)
and the "open video archive" (ova.zkm.de) are now
extended with a new layer: OMA, the "open meta archive"
released under the GPL, is a context management system
to categorize and publish rich media documents including
text, photo, audio and video in realmedia, quicktime and
mp3. it includes SQL support, xml export, newsgroups,
and, of course, automatic generation of static html pages.



<livestream (starting ~20 h)>

click 'chat' on http://orang.orang.org
or point your client to
/server orang.orang.org
/join #orang

"You don't have to know everything, you just have to know the reference."

This is only possible, if there is an appropriate system in the
archiving process. For various media the requirements for indexing is
different. This leads to different indexing structures for each
medium. OMA harmonizes the so differenciated media entries to the
database by connecting these different archiving systems on a meta

Putting information into an archive, is to serve someone' s needs to
access these informations. By providing an all-in-one surface to
different media, OMA provides a solution to create new archived
contexts from existing server-based mono- or few-media archives and
publish them.

<more details>

The Open Meta Archive, OMA, is a multimedial content management system
on the basis of specific detailed information to different media like
video, audio, image and text within the database system. The Open Meta
Archive is combining these seperate medial modules on a meta level.

The main components of OMA are:

*  descriptive database entries for the media files according to their
   specific attributes

*  category system, based on a definable tree structure

*  defining a location for the meta-gathered medial information in the
   tree structure

*  the meta items can be copied, moved or linked within the tree

*  media upload and descriptive database entries through web browser

*  access relative to user (editor)

*  automatised database entries through XML input

*  structured document output with XML/HTML-based templates

*  fulltext and keyword retrieval, as well as hierarchic navigation

*  distribution of data to joint, but independently administrated OMA


Thomax Kaulmann, Data Artist
Frank Kunkel, Project Coordination

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