Thanks, I appreciate the comment, we're going to stay with our permanent
store, but during ingest we'll take a thumbnail of each image and store
that within FC, along with an MD5 checksum of the original image.
On Fri, 2008-08-29 at 11:03 +0100, Julie Allinson wrote:
> Hi Phil,
> We've been thinking about the same issue here at York and are
> considering storing small images as Managed Content within Fedora, with
> larger images stored externally as 'Externally Referenced Content'. So
> long as you are confident about the security and integrity of the your
> storage, and the persistence of your links, I don't think there's
> anything to be gained from managing larger files within Fedora. Indeed,
> from experiments with migrating Fedora objects, we found it much easier
> to migrate smaller objects whilst maintaining links to the larger files.
> Phil Cryer wrote:
> > We're going back and forth on this one, and it's less of a technical
> > question, and more of an organizational one. We have our collection of
> > images being served up on a system currently, we want to add Fedora into
> > the mix to get the metadata from the SQL server, create the DC for the
> > object and all the associated paths for where the obj lives, it's
> > identifiable URL, etc., in as datastreams so Fedora knows everything
> > about the obj. The current system knows which server houses the images,
> > and the paths to said images which will remain constant, so Fedora knows
> > all of this as well, plus the image server is backed up, so multiple
> > copies of the images are already available .
> > So, our question is, do we want to ingest the actual images into Fedora
> > as well? If we do we'll have another copy of each image in Fedora, but
> > we already have multiple copies, so what do we gain with that?
> > Advice, opinions welcome.
> > P
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