ResCarta® Toolkit Version 4.0.7
The ResCarta Toolkit is professional grade software designed to build and organize your digital collections.
New for 4.0.7
4.0.x was a major release of the ResCarta Toolkit. It adds support for audio archiving.
4.0.7 in an interim release to add support for 24-bit 96Khz audio, improve performance of the transcriber, and to correct some bugs. See the Release Notes for more information about the extent of the improvements.
The ResCarta Toolkit 4.0 supports the creation, archiving, indexing, discovery and display of audio information. This is a major update to the ResCarta Toolkit and is a continuation of the material types supported by the tools. ResCarta Toolkit supports Monographs, Serials, Serial Monographs, Photographs, Newspapers and now Audio files.
This first release of ResCarta Audio will accept WAV formatted 16bit 44.1khz Mono or Stereo audio source files. The initial release will add metadata to the WAV and output a Broadcast Wav File (BWF) containing the source audio stream, BEXT technical metadata, MODS metadata stored in the aXML chunk and text transcription stored with location information in marker chunks. The transcription service is based on the CMU Sphinx toolkit. Audio transcription is performed in the Data Conversion Tool and can be activated or deactivated by a simple check box.
The ResCarta Toolkit Version 4.0 creates archive quality files from multiple sources. You can scan paper documents and microfilm, convert born digital wordprocessing files and PDF formatted materials along with your oral history tapes or cdroms.
The ResCarta-Web application supports the full discovery of embedded metadata including the transcription text. So you not only can find text in books, magazine articles and newspaper pages, but also in recorded news stories, oral histories and interviews. Similar to the location of words on a page of text, the ResCarta-Web application will locate and display the location of words in an audio stream. The playback is supported in most major browsers without a plugin. You can search, discover and play back your audio archive using Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and even Microsoft IE.
Also new to ResCarta-Web is the ability to clip text from pages containing text. The use of thumbnail images for navigation is support in Collections, browsing and object levels. Structural navigation is supported for books, pamphlets and newspapers.
Use of the 4.0.7 toolkit requires the use of the ResCarta-Web version 4.0.7 or higher.