April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Interactions: Description

Cool Developments from Adlib!

Bert Degenhart Drenth, Adlib Information Systems BV, The Netherlands

The latest cool developments from Adlib are:

  • The Rembrandt Project
    The goal of this prestigious project, in which we cooperated with the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), and which was sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is to make scholarly technical research and art historical documentation about Rembrandt paintings, accessible for researchers all over the world. The existing Adlib database from RKD is used as the project’s data source, the application has been constructed using the Adlib API and modern Ajax techniques, including Jquery. The icing on the cake is the integration of the IIP ultra hi-res image viewer, offering access to multiple images which are often over 700 Mb in size, over the internet at an amazing speed.
  • The "Hebbes" (Gotcha) 3D-modeling project
    3D scanned vases have been integrated in an Adlib database at the municipal museum in Gouda (The Netherlands). Using the Adlib API web service, users can find and access object information and view the object in 3D. In the museum users can virtually handle and turn the objects in any angle while viewing it on a 3D monitor (without the goggles). It is as if you hold the object itself!
  • Adlib Media Management
    The Adlib Media Management application (DAMS) has been implemented for the Imperial War Museum. The application manages the process of digitizing multimedia for various use. Workflows can be configured to streamline the digitization process and to run fully automatically. The metadata is stored and made accessible using the Adlib database. The application uses the Adlib API to store and retrieve metadata from the Adlib database.
  • Adlib API group
    What all these projects have in common is the Adlib API. The availability of a public API has now become a main strategy for Adlib and a complete ecosystem of products and third party developments is starting to grow. The API, which offers various levels of access to Adlib data via a REST based web service, also forms the basis for the next generation of Adlib products: AdlibWeb. A full blown web based version of the popular Adlib Collection Management System that will be made available later this year. Adlib is forming an active developers group around this strategy.

To hear more about these exciting "cool developments" come to Bert’s chat.

Briefing: Exhibitor Talk: AdLib [Close Up]

Keywords: Adlib, Rembrandt project, 3-D, API, Digital Assets Management System, Development