General background information:

Infrastructure process overview


  1. All objects go through the Ingest Tool Workflow.
  2. Most content is ingested through a variant of the Object Ingest Tool, although the old Ingest Tool is still useful for some content.
  3. After data is ingested, it must be indexed for searching.
  4. Eventually, a Validation System will ensure that data entering the repository is consistent.


Discovery and access

Basic object access:

Most objects in the repository can be rendered in an appropriate web application. Depending on the type of content, this may be:


Historical information