MediaCore is a proven, mature platform consisting of a unique set of interlinked components that enable us to build customised Digital Asset management solutions.
We call these the core constructs.
A typical deployment would make use of several or all of these constructs, woven together with our domain knowledge and expertise, in order to meet the specific needs of the organisation.
This gives us enormous flexibility to create business specific asset workflows which can significantly improve internal processes, asset curation and client engagement.
Central to MediaCore is its capacity to support a wide range of asset types. As well as all of the major graphic formats, it supports video, audio and documents (scans, PDFs etc.) The unique transformation service allows files to be repurposed into whatever formats are required by the application.
The Project construct is very versatile. It allows assets to be grouped in a logical structure, such as an event or an assignment. A Project can be set up in the Work Scheduler and have contributors assigned. All assets that are added to a Project will inherit the Project’s metadata. This enables more effective searching and display. It also facilitates Workflows by allowing you to route an entire Project.
Naturally, the system provides a flexible and configurable structure for the maintenance of metadata, but not just for assets - the Project level metadata enables a whole new range of functions. MediaCore is compliant with international metadata standards.
The tagging structure (also known as a ‘controlled keywords’ or ‘taxonomy’) in MediaCore provides a clever way to classify assets and facilitate application-specific taxonomies. Tags are multi-purpose and can be both hierarchical and relational. Functionally, they enable grouping and tagging of assets as well as the creation of online galleries.
These are used to identify assets (or Projects) for various work-flow type functions. Tags and Flags are integral to the search engine’s “Facet Filter” mechanism.
Lightboxes allow users to select and group assets (or Projects) into a temporary working area. Users can create and manage multiple lightboxes and share them with other users.
MediaCore has an inherent search capability with sophisticated features including fuzzy matching, language stemming and facet filtering. It combines individual metadata and hierarchical taxonomic data in a powerful indexing engine allowing users to search and retrieve assets in the most effective way possible.
These augment the search facility by providing the user with intelligent navigation, allowing them to explore the search results by presenting multiple quantitative filters. They correspond to specific metadata elements (Tag, Flags) or dynamic rule-based entities. This is one of the core element of the workflow process.
Tags, Flags and searches can be used in combination to produce JSON or XML RSS feeds that can be consumed by other external systems.
MediaCore includes a robust security model based on User Groups. Each User Group can be assigned specific Functional and Access privileges. This provide secure access and control over the system and its data. In addition, various external access levels (such as ‘Public’ or ‘B2B’) can be defined.
Alert icons (in the search results) provide instant visual information on any aspect of the assets. These are configurable (and are usually linked to the facet filters), and are commonly used to display critical identifiers such as ‘Copyright Alert’ or ‘Warning Text’. Alert Icons can be used to indicate workgroup states (specific to the current user).
These are users who subscribe to Tags, Flags, assets or Projects. Any activity on these objects will trigger an automatic notification (via email) to the ‘Watcher’. Users who download assets are automatically designated as ‘Watchers’. Other users can manually notify all asset ‘Watchers’ (either immediately or at a specific time in the future).