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The IU Digital Library Infrastructure Project
private wiki space, but much of it has been opened for public read-only access. Our goal is to allow other digital library developers to see what we're doing, with the understanding that information on this wiki is primarily intended for our internal use. Information you find here may be outdated, in-progress, and possibly incorrect.
The Infrastructure Project will simplify and centralize the basic activities of the DLPIndiana University Digital Library Program, with a focus primary emphasis on the activities of collection creation and collection maintenance.
We are currently starting to plan the Infrastructure Project Schedule.
It is useful to have an understanding of the existing DLP Collections.
The major areas of concern for the Infrastructure Project are:
- The central Digital Repository Architecture
- Delivery systems
- Presentation systems
- Media and Metadata Validation
- Ingestion systems
- Cataloging systems
- Documentary Photograph Collections
- Artistic Image Collections
- Multi-page/Text document collections
- Storage in HPSS
- Surrounding technologies.
We may also expand the project to include:
The general need for an infrastructure is clear; this wiki details how we are building one. Specific goals include:
- Build a centralized repository system based on Fedora
- Build tools for creating collections in the repository
- Move existing/upcoming collections into the new repository
- Migrate content out of IBM Content Manager
- Maintain parallelism with Evia, even if the repositories stay separate
- Support development of IN Harmony
- Support development of the new IU Archives Photo Collection
- Migrate content out of DLXS
- Implement search/browse in the repository
- Move searching functionality for all collections that are in the repository
- Convert DIDO to DIDO2
- Move all other collections into the repository
- Improve end-user interaction with our collections
The Infrastructure Project Schedule summarizes our current plans to achieve these goals.