A tool for collecting page-level metadata of digitized book-like objects to share with the Internet Archive.
Macaw performs three major tasks in the process of digitizing a book-like item:
- Import and management of the images from the scanner or camera.
- Collection of the page-level metadata that describes the physical aspects of the page.
- Post-processing and exporting/uploading the digital book to other systems.
Macaw is built in PHP using CodeIgniter and uses PostgreSQL for the database. Further requirements can be found in the wiki.
There is a mailing list for Macaw located at Google Groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/macaw-discussion
Documentation can be found at the following URLs:
Quick Start Checklist This document contains a list of steps to use in Macaw. It's merely a checklist of steps. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1klRRmw1JXVrLtuEsh84WLsi7k8dIo4T8PVQhZ-ol4TQ/edit?usp=sharing
Mini-HowTo This contains more step-by-step information on using Macaw and entering metadata that satisfy the needs of BHL. Also contains screenshots of important steps in the process. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1whTl3GNzoRbMkXKZQBVDp5KOVH7uRYSApXazDxRkfDY/edit?usp=sharing
General User Documentation This is the detailed user documentation of all the components of Macaw. Content in this document is targeted towards those who use BHL "In the Cloud" https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-_XCe2LmbroQfnOC1Y5_tNpAhzI1BOiFVjkJH_ykvak/edit?usp=sharing
Installation guide Contains the system requirements and detailed steps for installing Macaw. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ds5K2Nd0OutTVUBPhQVrsIemltd9IkQA6umjpNhH8Oo/edit?usp=sharing
Administrators Guide Information for those who are managing a Macaw installation. Not nearly as complete as the General User documentation. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dod9rWfAlfJWPsCZs1ZqJjI6K0kEziTHkC92wjqywKs/edit?usp=sharing
Developers Guide For those developing modules, this has lots of goodies and code-related things. Not for the faint of heart! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iIkKmvGAyaU_FlK3Bq4qgwlbzn9AEhFBQiOXYFvjrfM/edit?usp=sharing
Note: Documentation is a work in progress....