We migrated from DSpace to Fedora a couple of years ago, using basically
the process that Edwin outlines. One issue to consider is identifiers and
permalinks: we were using handles in DSpace, and had to make sure that all
the old handles continued to work against Fedora and that we could mint new
ones properly. Apart from that, it was a fairly straight-forward scripting
job, using the Fedora API.


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On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 10:18 PM, Edwin Shin
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> Kelsey,
> I can't speak to the ePrints side of things, but on the Fedora side, there
> are nominally two options to consider:
> 1) create your records programmatically, via the REST API
> 2) create FOXML serializations of your ePrints records and then ingest
> those into Fedora
> There are a number of variations on either approach, depending on the
> number/size of records involved to optimize ingest times. My general
> preference would be for #1.
> Some best practices (not specific to migration) to consider in your Fedora
> repository:
> i) use (M)anaged datastreams rather than Inline (X)ML datastreams where
> possible
> ii) use Akubra and not the legacy low-level store
> iii) unless you have a fairly small repository, update the
> HashIdPathMapper config (in akubra-llstore.xml) to have a deeper hierarchy
> (e.g. "#/##" or "##/##) rather than just "##".
> I'd recommend joining the Fedora users mailing list for any
> Fedora-specific follow-on.
> -Eddie
> On May 9, 2013, at 12:16 AM, "Williamson, Kelsey CTR NUWC NWPT" <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Good afternoon,
> >
> > I was hoping someone might be willing to talk about migration projects.
> I am getting ready to migrate records from an ePrints repository into a
> fedora repository- but I've never done anything like this before. I have an
> abstract plan, but I think hearing other people's experiences would be very
> helpful; particularly any lessons learned?
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Kelsey