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Mae'r wiki hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth am ddatblygu meddalwedd yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru.  
Gosodir dogfennau ar y wiki yn yr iaith y'u hysgrifenwyd. 
This wiki contains information on software developments within the National Library of Wales. 
Documents and code are posted in the language in which they are written. 


National Library of Wales Commended by Records Management Society

Staff from the National Library of Wales's Digital Preservation Team were Highly Commended by the Records Management Society for their work so far in designing and implementing a large scale system for managing digital assets.

The award ceremony took place at the Records Management Society's Gala Dinner on the 30th of April 2007.

About DevWiki

This Wiki contains information on software developed at the National Library of Wales as part of its digitisation and digital preservation work.

Areas of specific interest are:

About the NLW DAMS

The National Library is one of the great libraries of the world. Its home is in the seaside town of Aberystwyth in Ceredigion. Since 1911 it has enjoyed the right to collect, free of charge, a copy of every printed work published in Britain and Ireland. In addition we have a huge collection of works about Wales and the other Celtic countries: books and pamphlets, magazines and newspapers, microforms, ephemera, and a wealth of electronic material.

The mission of the library is:

To collect, preserve and give access to all kinds and forms of recorded knowledge, especially relating to Wales and the Welsh and other Celtic peoples, for the benefit of the public including those engaged in research and learning.
More information about the National Library of Wales.

An essential part of this work is the appropriate management of the Library's digital assets within a secure, accessible and preservation-worthy environment. It is with this aim that the National Library of Wales has begun to develop and implement a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS)

General Documentation & Presentations

Original Comparison of FEDORA and DSpace as Repository Systems
Presentations by the NLW
Digital Asset Management With FEDORA Conference held at NLW

IIIF & Linked Open Data

IIIF Newspapers
IIIF Journals
SPARQL Examples
Data Challenges

Fedora / Vital

The National Library of Wales' DAMS uses the VITAL system from VTLS. VITAL is based on the open source FEDORA (Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) software. For more information about FEDORA visit the FEDORA Website and Wiki.

In addition to VITAL itself, NLW is undertaking a range of development work to produce a cohesive DAMS - as well as making use of open source components from the FEDORA community.

Example Collections
NLW's Content Model
Fedora Tips
Implementing PROAI
Rights and XACML


Metadata definition at NLW
Summary of metadata standards currently in use by NLW (including versions, target namespace and schema locations)
List of MARC Fields mapped to VITAL Metadata
Digitisation Methodology

Software: The METS Editor
Software: The Digitisation Workflow Tool

--Vicky Phillips 16:41, 28 April 2010 (BST)


Software: The Relationships Manager - In cooperation with The Wellcome Trust
Software: The Repository Bridge - A JISC Funded project with The University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Open Source How-To's

Logwatch Scripts Developed at NLW