A government department has a number of existing applications with minimal support for the storage of digital objects. As the same objects can be found across these internal systems, the idea is to set up a central image bank. All systems access the image bank to retrieve the digital objects.
The key functions include:
- Metadata is also loaded into the database. It contains information about the digital object physical attributes but not the metadata. This is to facilitate searching.
- A search engine sits over the image bank enabling external users access to the image bank to perform searches.
- HTML pages rendered by the department for the public use URLs that reference the digital objects stored in the image bank.
- Both internal and external ...