We are pleased to announce a bug fix and minor video enhancement release of FITS. This has been added to the significant architectural upgrade which was incorporated into the release of FITS 0.9.0. See the release notes on the FITS GitHub site for details.
FITS Web Service, a web application that can provide FITS as a service, has been refactored and incorporated into the FITS website. This release has removed all duplicate FITS code from the FITS Web Service code base. A deployed FITS on the file system is required to use the FITS Web Service. This release is meant to work with FITS 0.9.0 and later versions. The web application (WAR file) can be obtained from the downloads page. Read more about FITS Web Service Project Release
There have been numerous changes to FITS since the previous 0.8.10 release. A majority of these changes have been changes to the internals of the code base. The code has be refactored so that Java-based tools can have their JAR files (and possibly configuration files) isolated within their own class loader so that classes of the same name but possibly different versions will not interfere with each other.Read more about FITS 0.9.0 Release
Thanks to the generous support for Harvard's long term preservation initiative by the Arcadia Fund, the first official release of FITS with video support using the MediaInfo tool is now available. FITS now includes MediaInfo output in standard FITS XML, and also optionally creates standards based metadata output based on the EBUCore technical metadata schema.
Harvard is in the process of integrating the MediaInfo tool into FITS! When complete, the tool will provide format identification and technical metadata extraction for video file formats, allow FITS XML to represent technical metadata for video file formats, and support the creation of EBUCore XML metadata through the use of the embedded OTS package. Read more about Video support in FITS
We're almost finished with the 2-week project to merge the different forks of FITS on GitHub and to make it easier for others to contribute code to the FITS test base. This was done as a joint project between Harvard Library and the Open Planets Foundation with funding by the SPRUCE project. Learn more about the FITS blitz at:Read more about FITS Blitz