Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Questions for MDID session at VRA conference

If you plan on attending this year's MDID session at the VRA conference in Toronto, please let us know of any specific topics or questions you want us to talk about!  By posting them in a comment below you allow us to prepare an answer or add the topic to our presentation.  Thank you!


  1. I won't be able to attend the conference, but our VR curator is the international secretary, so I hope she brings something back.

    I would like to know if there are any plans to provide a way to connect an existing database to MDID for the MDID feature set, without having to clone part of a large database daily just for MDID.


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  2. We are getting ready to adopt the VCat cataloging system and wonder how compatible this is with the current MDID2 and soon to be MDID3?
    We currently use a simplified cataloging system developed with the Access database. Uploading info and images to MDID2 has been a breeze.Is there key information we need to know about VCat and MDID?

  3. What are your plans for image searching and browsing? While the current Browse feature is very useful for some people, it really browsed metadata more than images, and I think the label was misleading. For smaller collections (>400) it would be useful to have an easily accessible image browser (with a 9,000-image HA collection, it's not very useful).
    Thank you!

  4. Will MDID 3 be fully supported in in Mac OS server environment?