Blis

A pioneering digital asset management system.

Blis Content Management

Within the Library

For digital assets held within the library or archive, Blis provides its own comprehensive digital repository. Digital objects are uploaded to Blis, catalogued using a metadata structure, and then made available for searching and access – through either Blis itself, or through Spydus, Exhibit, VLtrek or Sorcer.

Blis does not require any predefined object taxonomy; Blis creates its own virtual taxonomies using metadata associated with each digital object.

Uploading to Blis

Content is uploaded into a Blis repository; within Blis there can be multiple repositories to suit different needs or to provide a very high level division of content. For each repository, options determine the structure of the store, including for example its placement on the file server, which metadata standard is used, mandatory requirements of the standard and whether versioning is required. (Versioning keeps a complete copy of each version of the object; by default the latest object version is presented.)

Cataloguing

For well known file formats, Blis extracts initial metadata from the file itself. Users can then add to this information according to the metadata standard defined for the repository. Each class of metadata uses cataloguing tools suited to that standard.  For example MARC standard makes authorities available; while educational metadata Common Cartridge (SCORM) supports concepts such as Blooms taxonomy, and Dublin Core is available for web sites.