At the recent Archiving 2013 conference ( a presentation by colleagues from Portugal at KEEP SOLUTIONS and the Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Minho discussed guidelines for legacy repository migration.

I recommend their paper and guidelines / suggestions for anyone planning a large migration - their approach takes into account not only the technical export/import issues but also over programmatic issues and concerns, opportunities based on their years of work with migrating systems.  Their guidelines are based on a combination of 13 existing methodologies that have been surveyed and unified into a comprehensive multistep methodology.


Kari R. Smith, Digital Archivist
MIT Libraries, Institute Archives and Special Collections
617-258-5568  |   smithkr (at)

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Subject: [CODE4LIB] repository migration

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,