This page describes the process of transferring content from original storage media or network location to the BDPL file server.
After you have successfully launched the BDPL Ingest Tool and the GUI has opened, scan or enter the item barcode and unit abbreviation (as identified by the BDPL manager) in the appropriate textboxes. Then select the appropriate shipment ID from the dropdown menu (if no selections are available or the correct date is not included, consult with the BDPL manager) and click the 'Load' button.
The lower half of the Ingest Tool interface will now populate with information from the BDPL manifest completed by the collecting unit:
Check the 'Source' and 'Label transcription' fields (if relevant) to verify that the media is the correct item (if it appears to be incorrect, apply a Post-It note with a description of the problem to the item and proceed to the next item). Pay particular attention to any information in the 'Technician Notes' field, as the unit may have provided specific instructions about what content to transfer or other important information about the item (consult with the BDPL manager as needed).
As noted in the User Manual Overview, the Ingest Tool has four main job types ('Copy only', 'Disk images', 'DVD', and 'CDDA'), as determined by the type of media and its content. See part Identifying and Handling of Legacy Media for more information on identifying media (especially optical media).
See section 8. Troubleshooting for more information on issues that may arise during the Transfer process.