Digital Archive Technology

The Technology that Powers The King Center Archives

Overview:

The King Center Imaging Project was initiated and driven by JPMorgan Chase's Technology for Social Good group. This team within JPMorgan Chase is focused on leveraging the technology resources and talent within JPMorgan Chase to help nonprofits and NGOs across the globe. Collectively, The King Center archives houses over one million documents that chronicle Dr. King's life as well as The Civil Rights Movement. Until the launch of this website, the archives were generally only accessible to scholars who visited The King Center and made a request for access. Below, you will find a list of the technology partners and technologies used to execute this project and make it a success. 

Cloud Storage:

AT&T and EMC generously donated the cloud storage required to warehouse the digital assets and derivatives created by this project. These digital assets are housed on AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service℠ (powered by EMC's Atmos ® cloud enabled storage). This on-demand storage service enables the King Center to store, manage and make available unprecedented online global access to its digital archive from any location, anytime, using any Web-enabled device.  

Digital Images:

The design of the imaging lab and the processes for capturing images were engineered by Scott Geffert of imagingetc. The archival master versions of images were captured in accordance with Metamorfoze and FADGI preservation imaging guidelines based upon ISO standards. 

Document/Image Management:

Once documents are imaged, they are imported into an open source document management system called Alfresco. During the processing workflow, images are QA'd and cropped, appropriate pages are rendered and assembled into a single document and metadata is assigned. Alfresco was customized and implemented by Micro Strategies. Inc.

Web Design / Development:

The user interface and graphical design of the site was executed by C&G Partners. The website runs on Drupal, an open source content management platform. Drupal was customized and implemented by Palantir.net

Infrastructure:

The website is hosted in the cloud by Acquia. All of the networking, storage, and server infrastructure at The King Center for this project was setup and configured by Micro Strategies, Inc