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The IU Digital Library Infrastructure Project

The general goal of the Infrastructure Project is to simplify and centralize the basic activities of the DLP, with a focus on the activities of collection creation and collection maintenance.

Specific goals include:

  1. Build a centralized repository system
    1. Support federated search
    2. Create a repository preservation system
    3. Store masters in HPSS, possibly using SRB
  2. Build tools for creating collections in the repository
    1. General-purpose cataloging tool
    2. General-purpose validation system
    3. General-purpose ingest system
    4. General-purpose delivery system
  3. Move existing/upcoming collections into the repository
    1. Get rid of IBM Content Manager
      1. Move Hohenberger (media content only)
      2. Move U.S. Steel (media content only)
      3. Move Hoagy (media content only)
    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. Get rid 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
  4. Improve end-user interaction with our collections
    1. Move collections to JPEG2000?
  5. Build tools for maintaining collections in the repository

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

Useful documentation to support the project:

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