taste of turing 24200 - Electronics and Computer Science

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A Taste of Turing and other
archives

Jessie Hey

Gareth Hughes

IAM, Electronics and Computer Science,
Southampton University

24.2.00

Group Background


Creating a hypermedia version of the
Mountbatten archive began in 1988


Microcosm Open Hypermedia System


Wellington, Churchill, V&A Museum…



Intelligence Agents Multimedia



One of 50,000 photos in the
Mountbatten Archive

The Mountbatten Archive


250,000 text documents


50,000 photographs


Recorded speeches


Large collection of film and video


Spans entire lifetime (1900
-
1978)

How we started


Mountbatten in India (1947
-
48)


On
-
going catalogue work by Archives
produced ASCII files of text (in STATUS)


200 photos put onto laser videodisc


catalogue in Superbase


Links authored using first prototype of
Microcosm

Alan Turing Archive


One of the current projects


King’s College Cambridge


3 way funded pilot. IEE, BCS, ECS Soton


To scan 1/3 of items


Design Web site about the archive for 3
types of users


Technology to be re
-
used for other archives


Database Design Issues


Create database fields from catalogue etc.


Copyright clearance. Majority is cleared


Pay experts such as Andrew Hodges and
Jonathan Swinton to contribute analysis


Multiple versions/formats of each image for
different applications


OCR images where possible

Scanning Facts and Figures


A3 scanner purchased (Epson GT10000)


780 images scanned at 300dpi, 24bit colour


Compressed Tiff format


13Gb files produced


PC and scanner taken to Archive, King’s


6 days work

JREI Server Project


Joint Research Equipment Initiative


For storing and processing multimedia data
for a variety of projects


2 Sun servers each with 4 processors and
2GB memory


Approximately 200Gb disk space

Turing Web Site Software


IBM DB2 to manage the multimedia data


Apache Web server


PHP (HTML embedded scripting language)
for dynamic pages that query the database


Whole system is cross
-
platform and free


Also available via our Agent Framework

Browse database for
Items

List of Folders in the Item (A.1)

List of Files in the Folder

High Quality Image Browser


Research started in the Viseum and
ACOHIR projects


Image capture, calibration, compression,
serving and scanning


Image server provides image tiles to a Java
browser


Quickly view very large images (1Gb)

Sample Photo

K7.8

AMT running, inscribed on back, ‘National
Physical Lab. 2nd in 3 miles’

26 Dec. 1946

Copyright: Photographer unknown (possibly a
newspaper)

Image Viewer

K.2

Précis of Einstein's Theory
of Relativity. [c. 1927].
AMS notes putting the
argument of The Theory of
Relativity by Albert
Einstein in simple form,
taking the book chapter by
chapter, with directions on
how to read it.

Links


Alan Turing www.turing.org.uk (Hodges)


IAM www.iam.ecs.soton.ac.uk


Image Browser
azul.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~km/projs/webimage/


Php uk.php.net


DB2
www.software.ibm.com/data/highered/


Contact Kirk Martinez km@ecs.soton.ac.uk