Presentation Type

Lightning Talk

Date

2020-12-03

Description

Learn 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.

Keywords

institutional repositories, Northeast Institutional Repositories Day, NIRD, NIRD20, migration

Speaker Bio(s)

Emily 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.

DOI

10.13028/7aaq-1d34

Rights and Permissions

Copyright © 2020 O'Brien

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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Parallel Migrations (but in the same Universe-ity): The migration story of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's digital repository and projects database

Learn 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.