tool is developed by Sathish Kumar Kothamasa (MS
Computer Science) at Old Dominion University with valuable
guidance from Dr. M Zubair.
further queries and assistance please contact us at the
developments and enhancements to RVOT
present RVOT supports native format files located on the local
hard disk. We plan to enhance this by supporting URLs for the
native metadata format files.
the mapping definitions and DC metadata can be exported or
imported by working with the file system i.e. accessing the
appropriate directories and placing the mapping definition files
or metadata files. This process of importing and exporting of
mapping definitions and DC metadata files can be automated and
can be done using the integrated graphical user interface.
the process of exporting DC metadata is manual and it just allows DC
metadata files to be copied (backup) to another location on the
filesystem. The Export process can be automated not only to backup
DC metadata but also to generate DC metadata in Static Repository
to customize the tool to support other native metadata formats,
the user has to write his/her own parser and place it in a
particular directory and change some parameters in a particular
file. The system can be enhanced such that the parsers can be
generated automatically by taking some input from the user.
Overall, this tool is semi-automated with respect to format, and
this can be completely automated.