The Library of Congress (LOC) has issued an RFI to explore the capabilities of modern collection management and workflow systems. The National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) Collection Management System (NCMS) is seeking information about systems that meet the business requirements.
Last year the Library was notified that software support would be ending in 2022 for its existing audio-visual collection management system. The existing system is called the Merged Audio Visual Information System (MAVIS) and is utilized for much of the descriptive and reference operations at the NAVCC. MAVIS is one of two critical software components to all work performed at the NAVCC and for the retrieval, listening, and viewing of collections material in the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Research Centers.
The second critical software component performed at the NAVCC is the Packard Campus Workflow Application (PCWA) – a custom-developed platform used to manage digital content and associated technical processes. PCWA and MAVIS function together to connect metadata records to the digital assets associated with those records for various functions. The activities facilitated and supported by PCWA include: ingest of born-digital and digitized files; retrieval of files for on-site listening and viewing of collection materials within the Research Centers; generate pull lists to retrieve audio, video, and film material from climate-controlled vaults for digitization workflow; and order fulfilment, including capturing order costs.LOC XTRA