Paper details

Inside out Publishing - Open Access

Session coordinator: Jakub Petřík, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 28. 5. 2009, 13.30 - 16.20, Vencovsky Aula

Repository for Audiovisual Documents, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Autor: Radim Chvála, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic


Iva Horová, Library of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic



Students and teachers at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU) continuously produce large amounts of audiovisual materials, in particular diploma, masters, doctoral, and semestral works. Training future professional artists is specific by requiring not just one but several qualifying works, each with its own topic, mentor, opponents, annotations and classifications. There always is the mandatory written work, but usually also records of artistic performances (graduation film, theater, graphic materials, music concert, a set of photographs, etc.). Sometimes there is a collective effort contributing to graduation of several students (for instance a movie is shared by a to-be film director, screenwriter, producer, sound engineer, etc.). Preservation of these works, easy searching, and the opportunity to preview these works is of obvious importance, as in the case of classic "text" works. In addition to copyright issues, there are still many unresolved questions of methodological and technical nature, which complicate the use of institutional repositories in the standard form. In the classic repositories the qualifying works are stored as a single document with attachments, which would in our case led to assignment of different authors to a single document, and the relation back to a specific work would not be possible. This problem was resolved at AMU by adjusting an open source system "Dspace". Metadata file based on Dublin Core database was extended to include the relation element qualifiers. Modules for editing and display were modified to permit searching and viewing of related documents. Video and audio players were integrated into the system, such that the related multimedia files are available directly from the primary record page. A server which generates persistent identifiers (handles) was implemented. Transfers of metadata from the Study system of AMU into the repository was automated, along with automated harvesting into the national registry at Mu Brno via OAI PMH protocol, and exporting into the library system of AMU.

About author:

PaedDr. Radim Chvála, CSc., head of Center of Computer Department. Graduated in 1975 in Physics, technical aids in teaching and cybernetic pedagogy. Between 1975 and 1993 he worked as a methodist and later as a head of a didactic and IT workplace. Between 1992 and 1993 he was a head the Department of Computing and Didactic Technology at PeadF UK Since 1993 he works at Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) as a head of Computer Center, where he has leading position in both policy making and building of computer networks of the rector's office and all the departments of AMU. As the head of Computer Center he ensures operation and administration of computer networks and other HW at AMU, providing for technical support for integrated information system of AMU and introducing new information technologies into tuition. He has made an essential contribution to all the grants and other works relevant to creation of electronic registers, automation of library circulations and electronic services of AMU libraries. Among other duties, he is responsible for technical functioning of AMU libraries and he works as a technical manager of TinLib/TinWeb systems at AMU. He is a deputy chairman of Association of TinLib users.

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