Shawn, very good point. I agree with you - thanks. Other than that
Trevor, the document is a good checklist from my perspective.


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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [NDSA-INFRASTRUCTURE] Good Migrations: Rough Draft for
input and discussion
From: Shawn Rounds <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, August 04, 2014 7:36 am
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Trevor, thanks for sending out this draft.  I won't be on the call, so I
wanted to send along my one comment re the list for consideration by the
group --

I would like to see something about documentation of the migration
process itself.  With government records, authenticity and audit trails
go hand/hand, so any activity like this that touches the files should be
documented with at least a basic set of metadata (e.g., when, who, what,
etc.).  Also, under items #1, 2, & 3 after migration, any file/metadata
migration failures/changes/restores should be documented as well. 
Copies of this documentation could be stored with the files themselves.

I'm looking forward to seeing this checklist move forward --

 Shawn Rounds
 State Archivist
State Archives Department
Division of Library and Collections
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

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On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 8:41 AM, Owens, Trevor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 In advance of next Infrastructure call, I am distributing this rough
draft of a guidance document/check list for us to work over on the call.
As background, a subgroup of infrastructure folks took up the action
item to draft this with the intention of bringing it back to the full
group to discuss 1) if this seems to be going in a useful direction 2)
if so, to identify some things to improve and revise in it. So if you
can make time to give this a quick read in advance of the call great, if
not no worries. If you see little things to tweak or fix in the doc just
go for it. If you want to raise comments feel free to post those too.
Draft Title: Good Migrations: A Checklist for Migration from One Digital
Preservation Stack to Another
 Link to draft document:
Objective of the Document: The goal of this document is to provide a
checklist for things you will want to do or think through before and
after migrating components in your digital preservation system. This
could entail switching from one system to another system in your digital
preservation and storage architecture (Various layers of hardware,
software, databases, etc.). Issues around normalization of data are out
of scope for this document. This document is strictly focused on
checking through issues related to moving fixed digital materials and
metadata forward to new systems/infrastructures.
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