Parallel Migrations (but in the same Universe-ity): The migration story of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's digital repository and projects database
AuthorsO'Brien, Emily Ping
Document TypeLightning Talk
Northeast Institutional Repositories Day
Library and Information Science
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AbstractLearn about the unique collaboration between Gordon Library and the IT department to build Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s institutional repository - Digital WPI. Two migrations were a part of the process: the move from bepress Digital Commons to a Samvera Hyrax repository, and the move from WPI’s legacy projects database to a new proprietary system. A large part of the library’s work involved transforming and adding metadata, requiring the use of Open Refine, SQL queries, and python scripts. The new Digital WPI combines WPI’s teaching, scholarship, research, and cultural heritage into digitized collections available for easy discovery and access on an attractive global platform.
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/37439
NotesEmily Ping O'Brien (she/her/hers) is the Digital Repository and Metadata Librarian at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). She coordinates the ingest of digitized and born-digital archives and special collections material into the library's repositories, databases, and other discovery systems.
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