🏛 Internet Archive
Please, do read the Storage management page first!
While Cubbit is perfect to have a redundant and reliable backup of heavy files, it lacks the possibility of easily previewing and sorting them, as well as properly applying filters while searching.
Luckily enough, the Internet Archive perfectly solves this problem: it allows us to upload an unlimited amount of media of any size, as long as it is public domain.
In order to make Internet Archive backups actually useful, a lot of metadata should be added to each item being uploaded, so that finding pictures and videos about what you are looking for is quick and simple.
Fill the information according to this reference CSV file.
identifier: unique identifier that will determine the URL of the item (e.g. identifier:
mediatype: what is this? Usually
collection: the collection this item belongs to. So far, Scambi Festival has:
file: the local path the CLI interface should retrieve the file from
title: item title
date: item original date
creator: if the author is known, use their name; otherwise, write
coverage: the item location in ISO standard format (for us it is
licenseurl: the URL of the license for the image. If it is a graphics or something created from scratch, we use
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/1.0/, but usually we go for
subject: list of the topics related to that item. In particular we use:
Scambi Festival, always
Scambi Festival [EDITION], for example
Scambi Festival 2021, or
Scambi Festival Present(a) 2022
- what (see below)
- Lab/Pinolo/activity name, for example
Attivismo a costo zero, or
- location information
- Specific location name, for example
interview) if it is an interview
- relation(s), for example
Understanding Europe, or
Jennifer Guerra(see below)
Best of(see below))
- (extra related info, for example
To improve filtering specifically related to Scambi Festival stuff, here are some extra custom metadata fields. Most of the same information should be added to the subjects, but it is useful to have dedicated fields anyways.
what: kind of activity; for example, it could be
pinolo: if it is a Pinolo, what Pinolo is it?
lab: if it is a Lab, what Lab is it?
location_tag: name of the location; for example, it could be
Piazza Santa Brigida,
Piazzetta dei Ferri,
Via Tapoletti… a complete list of the locations is in this table, on Pino
relations: name of the entity hosting this activity, consistent with the Relation database on Pino
rating: set it as Cool for items that are particularly nice, and as Best of for items that are perfect to narrate the festival. Note that “Best of” is a subset of “Cool”: all “Best of” items are “Cool”, but not all “Cool” items are “Best of”.
cubbit_path: the path to this item in Cubbit
Since all media uploaded to the Internet Archive beefed up with a comprehensive amount of metadata, it becomes easy and straightforward—even fun—to search and filter the results.
Use advanced search to add easily filters and conditions.
Here are some useful resources to master this extremely useful tool.
- Scambi Festival 2022 pictures rated “Best of” — search query:
collection:(scambi-2022) AND rating:(Best of)
- All of Scambi Festival’s images taken in Piazza Santa Brigida (during any edition) — search query:
subject:(Scambi Festival) AND location_tag:(Piazza Santa Brigida)
- Best of Scambi Festival 2022 Pictures taken in Piazza Cassini — search query:
subject:(Scambi Festival) AND location_tag:(Piazza Cassini) AND rating:(Best of)
- Any picture concerning Barrio BuiDLers and Scambi Festival — search query:
subject:(Scambi Festival) relations:(Barrio BuiDLers)