Solutions for Libraries
Easily organize your content into a categorized faceted display or hierarchical, tree-like structure, to keep your content easy to browse and neatly organized. In the real world an item often belongs to multiple categories, MediaINFO reflects this by allowing you to assign content objects to multiple hierarchical categories and to assign tags to each object.
Using MediaINFO's unlimited zooming is an unforgettable experience.
All actions are completely fluid in motion. The user can zoom into unprecedented detail in real-time, even where the size of the images can reach gigapixels, there is no speed penalty. MediaINFO also allows thousands of pictures to be represented as single picture, thus practically displaying peta-pixels as seamlessly as displaying a small megapixel image. The only limit you will reach is the size of original object.
Search through a full content of a book and through any associated Metadata. Instant results are conveniently grouped in selectable facets, allowing you to drill down to more refined hits. For your convenience, MediaINFO remembers your personal history of searches for easy repeat searches. Advanced Search allows you to use complex boolean, proximity, fuzzy searches, as well as exact phrases. Each result will display a synopsis of the text that surrounds the hit, helping you choose which of the listed hits is the most interesting to you.
As a Unique feature of MediaINFO, you can search through content even if it is in multiple languages! You can even mix search words in different languages and you will get exactly the results you were looking for.
When you search through the text content of an individual object, hits will be shown directly as overlaid highlights on images. This allows you to immediately read the content same as you would on the original book or newspaper. This unique experience means that the text does not become decontextualized, and processing the content into METS/ALTO structure is unnecessary.
We have provided advanced tools that will allow you to extract textual and graphical zones from the original scanned files. This means that you will save significant time when quoting a textual source or retyping the content. Image zones can also be easily extracted for further use.
You can even define new zones and resize/edit existing ones for exact results that you need.
With MediaINFO Digital Library, it is possible to correct OCR mistakes anytime, even after an object is imported.
This feature open doors for wide range of utilization, for example to open editing as crowd-sourcing, where public (or only selected User Roles) could submit text corrections. Submissions require review and approval of administrator before they are made live.
MediaINFO supports searching through both standard object Metadata as well as searching through captions of A/V files.
Search results are displayed as snippets in a sidebar, and user can jump to any found timestamp within the A/V.
Simple click will take you to exact location where a word or phrase was mentioned.
With this feature, you don't have to listen/watch the whole lenght of a file in order to find the section you are interested in.
Extracted textual content can be translated into the large number of languages supported by Google translate® or Microsoft Bing translator® engines.
Create annotations exactly where you imagined them by simply drawing them on displayed content or by typing textual content. Annotations will be recalled exactly at the point where you created them, while MediaINFO will intelligently adjust the zoom level to an appropriate level for optimum viewing comfort. You can share annotations with colleagues in order to establish a communication thread.
Add to favorites
If you find something special, you can always add it to favorites, so you can quickly and easily recall these "bookmarked" objects with just a few clicks.
Allows you to visually merge two adjacent pages together in "Recto" or "Verso" mode for easier reading when two pages where intended to be seen together in the original book or periodical. You can also use Horisontal, Vertical or Z-order for combining map segments or simply for combined view of all images.
The comparison tool allows you to select any number of images and compare them side by side in either a horizontal, vertical or grid view.
There are also three additional advanced tools available that will make comparison even easier:
- Align, which can organize all compared content as a continuation of each other while adjusting zoom level and offset positions correctly.
- Match, which can adjust all comparison views to exactly same position and zoom levels.
- Lock, which will allow you to move or zoom all comparison windows at the same time instead each one individually.
You can keep a history of accessed content, so you can re-open and continue exploring an object at the exact page where you last stopped. It works like an automatic bookmark for your convenience.
Your annotations can be shared with a specific person or a group of individuals that you can freely define yourself. You and your colleagues can then comment on the shared annotation, practically forming an interactive learning/discovery session.
Users can easily share annotations, collections, objects or specific parts of displayed object over Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other Social Media.
Control "favorites" lists, offline content, browsing history and search history caches. It is easy to wipe downloaded content in order to save space, or remove history log to address privacy concerns or for legal compliance purposes.
MediaINFO interface feels at home with full support for Right-to-Left as well as Left-to-Right languages.
Metadata and fulltext content can be entered in wide array of languages, fully supporting search and stemming characteristics of each language.
OCR content can be in one or multiple languages at the same time, as for example mix of Arabic and English.
Content can be downloaded for offline use on MediaINFO for iPad, so you can continue reading a book or access selected objects without an internet connection. Forget about format conversions or copying files. You can also choose the quality at which you would like to download an object. It is very easy to review used space and manage cached content, to keep space consumption at a level you feel comfortable with.
*Offline is only available for custom apps and is not part of basic licenses.
Grant access rights
Control access rights to your content based on group/account settings and add user-specific rights if user is entitled to extra features (viewing, downloading). You can tightly control who can see what, how they can use that content, and which tools are allowed for each user. You can even lock users based on their IP-address or IP-range.
Remote Digital Rights Management (R-DRM)
Remotely wipe downloaded data as part of our advanced Remote Digital Rights Management (R-DRM) feature. You can always see how many existing offline downloads exist for any specific object, and force remote deletion based on expiration time, or due to revoked rights. This feature is especially useful for content owners who have legal requirements allowing only a fixed number of digital copies to be offered at any given time. It is also extremely useful for companies dealing with classified content or security agencies.
Curators can create storylines in order to explain details of an image, painting, map, manuscript or some other rich content.
Storylines can be used as an educational tool or as a curator's tour of a precious object that needs to be highlighted. Storyline is created as a list of annotated points at specific location and zoom level within an object where supporting text snippets from a pre-prepared list are played back in a smooth, animated fashion, directly on the interactive object they are describing.
Explore digital guided tours called storylines that enhance your experience and guide you through the object you are accessing.
You can use them in an automatic play mode, or jump in to explore for yourself at any moment. Then you can resume the playback when you are ready, as whole storyline is part of the interactive object or part of collection holding multiple objects.
You can define the searchable fields and the fields for aggregated faceting. The facets allow for quick sub-filtering of search results, making it really easy for your users to quickly identify the object they are looking for. You can enhance search results by using custom dictionaries, stemming rules, word separation rules, synonyms and other techniques.
MediaINFO imports various scanned and pre-prepared content as well as Audio and Video content and digitally-born files (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and many others....). Individual images or sets of images can be batch-imported. Large Newspapers batch imports are possible by few clicks using smart tagged outputs from 4DigitalBooks. 3D shooting sequences can be easily imported by outputs like MDS Witikon. MediaINFO also supports more advanced outputs of mixed images with OCR from Abbyy Recognition Server or METS/ALTO outputs from Zissor Content Conversion or CCS Docworks.
Use unified accounts
If your institution allows it, you can use your LDAP account for a personalized experience. The annotations and favorites will automatically synchronize with all devices that you use with the system.
Users can link their Facebook, Twitter, Google+ accounts with MediaINFO for simplified authentication process.
MediaINFO has built-in statistical module for overview of amount of objects, pages, indexed words, usage of social features and similar. MediaINFO outputs all actions in a log file compliant with Apache "combined" log format and can thus be processed with any log analyzer on the market (Analog, Piwik, Webalizer, ...and many more). It also allows integration with Google Analytics for additional statistical data gathering and real-time usage overview.