Three years of SCAPE
SCAPE is proud to look back at another successful project year. During the third year the team produced many new tools, e.g. ToMaR, a tool which wraps command line tools into Hadoop MapReduce jobs. Other tools like xcorrSound and C3PO have been developed further.
This year’s All-Staff Meeting took place mid-February in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal. The team organised a number of general sessions, during which the project partners presented demos of and elevator pitches for the tools and services they developed in SCAPE. It was very interesting for all meeting participants to see the results achieved so far. The demos and pitches were also useful for re-focusing on the big picture of SCAPE. During the main meeting sessions the participants mainly focused on take up and productization of SCAPE tools.
Another central topic of the meeting was integration. Until the end of the project the partners will put an emphasis on integrating the results further. To prove scalability of the tools, the team set up a number of operative Hadoop clusters instances (both central and local), which are currently being used for the evaluation of the tools and workflows.
Another focus lies on the sustainability of SCAPE tools. The SCAPE team is working towards documenting the tools for both developers and users. SCAPE outcomes will be curated by the Open Planets Foundation until the end of the project and will keep them available.
In September 2014 SCAPE is organising a final event in collaboration with APARSEN. The workshop is planned to take place at the Digital Libraries 2014 conference in London, where SCAPE will have its final, overall presentation. The workshop is directed towards developers, content holders, and data managers. The SCAPE team will present tools and services developed since 2011. A special focus will lie on newly and further developed open source tools for scalable preservation actions; SCAPE’s scalable Platform architecture; and its policy-based Planning and Watch solutions.
By Michela Vignoli, posted in Michela Vignoli's Blog
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