CAW: A Containment Unit to Prevent Crossed Streams
From ITPF Zoom1
The Instructional Media Resources department at the Center For Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is a high-throughput media production center for education-related and campus event materials. In order to manage the ingest, editing, transcoding and discovery of these materials, CITL is developing a suite of tools we call the Curricular Asset Warehouse (CAW). CAW manages the technical needs of video production while also allowing CITL to preserve the various media assets we produce. CAW uses tools like FFmpeg and MediaInfo to ingest video and audio materials, harvest metadata from media files and Premiere project files and automatically create PBCore (http://pbcore.org/) technical metadata records. In this presentation for the Spring 2022 IT Pro Forum, CITL staff will discuss how the CAW is used in our production, post-production and archives workflows. We will also show how the CAW cataloging tool creates collection- and asset-level records.