VITAL builds on core Fedora™ capabilities to provide every feature—ingesting, storing, indexing, cataloging, searching and retrieving—required to handle large text and rich content collections. Workflows have been adapted to meet the specialized requirements of libraries and archives. Beyond capabilities provided in VITAL, VTLS offers services including metadata conversion, digitization of content, and customization of Web interfaces.
VITAL offers complex object support, authority management, flexible relationship building, the VALET submission workflow tool and consortium features that allow multiple institutions or separate departments to share the repository while retaining control over their materials.
VITAL includes its own web access portal, but can also be accessed through Chivas Social Discovery. Customers wanting to implement a more unique and distinctive interface for their collections can use VTLS custom Drupal modules and Drupal design and implementation services.
OAI-PMH, Dublin Core, MARCXML, and MIX (Metadata for Images in XML Schema) are among the most common, but any format can be supported by modifying style sheets. VITAL also includes conversion to/from the various formats to allow data exchange.
VITAL delivers a flexible and highly customizable solution for managing the digital resources of any type of information center. With open-source Fedora at the core of VITAL, customers can also create their own tools, enhance the functionality provided by VTLS, or leverage the open source community for future applications using Fedora™ defined web services.
VITAL SAAS lets you focus on creating and managing your content while we manage your system - affordably, without up-front investment in hardware and technical infrastructure. For customers needing a small-scale repository or customers interested in a repository but lacking the budget for a full on-site implementation, VITAL SAAS can provide the environment to allow you to begin adding content immediately, and to make it accessible to the world as soon as you are ready.
VITAL provides every feature–ingesting, storing, indexing, cataloging, searching and retrieving–required for handling large text and rich content collections. VITAL takes advantage of technology standards such as RDF, XML, TEI, EAD and Dublin Core to easily describe and index an assortment of electronic resources. VITAL leverages the benefits of open-source solutions such as Apache, MySQL, McKOI and FEDORA™. VITAL conforms to common Internet data communications standards such as TCP/IP, HTTP, SOAP and FTP. Additional standards utilized include WSDL Web Services, OAI-PMH, Dublin Core, MARCXML, JHOVE, MIX (Metadata for Images in XML Schema), and SRU.
VITAL provides workflow extensions, management utilities, robust indexing, advanced searching capabilities, and specialized content displays to enhance the functionality of the underlying object repository architecture. Using web services, VITAL provides a mechanism for your organization to create tools, enhance the functionality provided by VTLS, or leverage the open-source community for future applications. Together, the package is known as VITAL. As the only product of its kind on the market, VITAL delivers a flexible and highly customizable solution for managing the digital resources of any type of information center.