Veritone Library app allows organizations to create a database of resources, such as faces, objects, sounds, audio clips, etc. to use as a point of reference for recognizing these assets in media files. At the time of writing this article, Veritone supports libraries of faces and we plan to extend these libraries to support assets of other types.
 For face recognition, Veritone provides stock libraries with tens of thousands of famous faces from around the world, including athletes, TV/news personalities, celebrities, politicians, and foreign dignitaries. In addition, users can create custom face libraries of people they are interested in identifying and searching for. In this article we illustrate how to create your own custom library of faces. However, the same principles apply when you create custom libraries of objects, sounds or anything else you’d like to match your audio and video against.

Access and Permissions for Libraries

Access to the Library application is provisioned at the organization level by your Veritone Customer Success Manager. Once activated, all users in the organization will be able to access the Library application from the App Switcher tool. Currently, all features in the Library app are accessible to any active user in the organization. To access the Library app, click the app switcher in the upper right corner of the window and select “Library”.

 NOTE: If you don’t have the Library app in your app switcher, it means that it has not been provisioned for your organization. To gain access, please contact your Veritone Account Manager or email [email protected].
 The My Libraries page opens:

The My Libraries page provides a list view of all libraries available to your organization. You can view, open, and manage existing libraries from here. You can also create a new library from this page.
 Before we cover the creation of new custom libraries, let us briefly explain all the features and actions that are accessible to you on the My Libraries page.

Each row in the My Libraries list represents one library available to your organization. These include both shared stock libraries provided by Veritone and your custom libraries created by people in your organization.
 For each library shown in the My Libraries list, you can see its Name, Type, Total number of assets in this library, and the Date Created:

Libraries displaying a lock icon are shared libraries that cannot be edited by your organization:

Libraries that don’t have a lock icon next to their name are custom libraries created by people in your organization. Custom libraries can be edited or deleted by clicking on the Three Dots icon:

Before a new library can be used, it needs to be published. Publishing a library converts it to a format that cognitive engines operating on this library can understand. Additionally, when you modify a library by adding or deleting assets, the library needs to be re-published before your edits can be taken into effect. When library’s assets are waiting to be published, a Publish & Train icon will be displayed for this library:

Creating a Custom Library

A custom library is a collection of your organization’s assets that can be used as a point of reference for recognizing these assets in media files. Custom libraries are created by individual users and can be accessed by anyone in the organization who has been provisioned with access to the Library application.
 Let us illustrate the creation of a custom library using a faces library as an example.

Click Create Library in the upper right corner. The Create Library page opens. 

Enter details to create your library.

  1. Library Name (required): Enter a name to describe your library.

  2. What will this library contain? (required): The library type defines what asset types will be supported (e.g., a People library type will support images of faces). Currently, People auto-populates and is the only available Library Type.

  3. Description (optional): Enter a description about the library up to 240 characters in length.

  4. Add a Cover image (optional): Add an image to identify the library. Click Browse to Upload and select an image stored on your computer or an online resource.

  5. Click Save in the lower right corner of the window. The Library is created and opens to add a Portfolio.

Creating a Library Portfolio

 ​If you have any questions or comments, please email [email protected].

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