Telemeta 1.2 is out!


  • fix OAI repository names, coverages and headers in according with TGE Adonis specs
  • replace home (index) playlist by 3 random nice embedded players (public items only)
  • add "Sound" filter to the item list for easier access to sound items
  • fix various bugs
  • fix the whole setup


sudo pip install --upgrade telemeta

or download (MD5: 43cd98b492d39772a73164986ac0eefd)

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Telemeta is sponsored by:

  • Parisson, french startup for open archives solutions
  • CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (French Natianal Research and Scientific Center)
  • MCC, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (French Ministry of Culture and Communication)
  • CREM, LESC, Université de Nanterre, France (French Ethnomusicology Research Center)
  • Huma-Num, TGIR des humanités numériques
  • ANR, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (French Research Agency) through the ​DIADEMS project


  • LAM, Institut d'Alembert, Sorbonne Universités, France
  • IRIT, Université de Toulouse, France
  • LIMSI, Université Paris Sud, France
  • LABRI, Université de Bordeaux, France
  • CREM, LESC, Université de Nanterre, France
  • Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
  • Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France
  • Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) Paris, France
  • CMAM - ISMS, Tunis, Tunisie

Management board:

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Telemeta project now uses Git for development

Ten months ago, I started to look at other version control systems because I was fed up with the Subversion centralized model. It tested Git, Mercurial, Bazaar, etc.. Bazaar was the good choice because it allowed the dev teams to make branches easily in a decentralized environment, to push commits to the old subversion repository, to keep an easy syntax, etc...

Now there are few reasons to switch back to Git:

we want to checkout and test branches faster without managing dozens of repositories, we do not want to upload 500 ko of data for a 1 line commit, we want to push the generic Telemeta to GitHub. Sorry Bzr folks, I like your stuff, but Git is more appropriate now for this project.

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Telemeta 1.0 is out!

After weeks of hard work, we are so pleased to release ​Telemeta 1.0 "Bell" which includes some significant improvements since 0.9.4 in overall performance, access right management and audio player functions.

New functions

  • Embedable resizable audio player with an iframe HTML object
  • Text popup windows following time markers during playing
  • 2 new user permissions to allow full download and audio play
  • Delete buttons on each collection and item page
  • Audio analyses are now recorded in the database
  • Transcoding of the whole files is now checked
  • New "Users" tab


  • Better and faster TimeSide player loading
  • Sorting of all enumerations and lists
  • Full english > french translation
  • Reorganize django views (faster page loading)
  • More revisions and details in the main RSS feed


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Telemeta 0.9.4 has been released!

It is one of the biggest release since 0.5.1 because it includes tons of bugfixes, a new theme and MANY new features which were targeted for 1.0.


  • New visual theme
  • Playing all kinds of audio files thanks to ​TimeSide (even video files !)
  • Editing items, collections and all lists
  • Managing temporal markers to get time description of the archives
  • Userspace playlist management
  • Admin User management and profiling
  • Password retrieval and management
  • CSV export of user playlists
  • RSS feeds for last changes
  • Full french and english localization (interface, forms)
  • Optimization of audio analysis
  • MANY bugfixes
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