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The IU Digital Library Infrastructure Project



This is a 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 Information you find here may be outdated, in-progress, and possibly incorrect.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. The general need for an infrastructure is clear; this wiki details how we are building one.

Digital Library Glossary

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:

We may also expand the project to include:


Specific goals include:

  1. Build a centralized repository system based on Fedora
    1. Support multiple types of search, including federated search
    2. Create a repository preservation systemutilizing HPSSfor master file storage and replication
  2. Build tools for creating collections in the repository
    1. General-purpose Image Cataloging Application, which is the GUI front end for a general-purpose Ingest Tool
    2. General-purpose validation system
    3. General-purpose delivery system
    4. Make all of these tools usable by departments other than the DLP
  3. Move existing/upcoming collections into the new repository
    1. Migrate content out of IBM Content Manager
      1. Move Hohenberger
      2. Move U.S. Steel
      3. Move Hoagy
    2. Maintain parallelism with Evia, even if the repositories stay separate
    3. Support development of IN Harmony
    4. Support development of the new IU Archives Photo Collection
    5. Migrate content out of DLXS
      1. Implement search/browse in the repository
      2. Move searching functionality for all collections that are in the repository
    6. Convert DIDO to DIDO2
    7. Move all other collections into the repository
  4. Improve end-user interaction with our collections

The Infrastructure Project Schedule summarizes our current plans to achieve these goals.