How do you handle versioning for metadata? Is that something Samvera does?
My inclination would be to store the metadata in some sort of plaintext
file (rdf/json or whatever) and then just throw all the files into a Git
Information Technology Librarian
James C. Kirkpatrick Library
University of Central Missouri
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On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 5:37 PM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]>
> On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 2:48 PM, Josh Welker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Kyle, are all your Glacier/S3 assets backed up by a person, or is it
> > automated as part of an IR software package of some sort?
> This past year, we started using a semi-automated process for objects not
> in the repository -- there's an article in the most recent c4l journal
> describing it. The third figure in the article is a simplified depiction of
> an archival collection, though this also how datasets are handled. In the
> case of our Omeka installation which contains mostly simple images, the
> transfer is accomplished by script. In the case of ETDs, we push the
> assets, releases, and nonredacted copies of assets in zipped folders keyed
> on DOIs using a mostly manual process though we used automation for the
> retrospective work. In addition, Bepress provides full metadata and assets
> on S3 as a regular service using their own structure.
> The process is still new -- we have only been using it a few months.
> However, I believe it is solid and will handle technology transitions well
> as the method could easily be adapted for different platforms.
> We plan to move to Samvera which is being customized to automatically add
> DOIs as we create assets. It wasn't until this email that I realized those
> assets also need to be Glaciated. However, as our installation will be
> hosted on AWS and I'm presuming live assets will be stored on S3 so copying
> DOI-keyed versions to another bucket that automatically transfers to
> Glacier should be trivial.
> If you're looking for a simple way to protect assets and metadata,
> versioning (can be used for metadata as well as assets) and robust storage
> are your friends.