Brief outline of specifications to validate a Fedora 3 to OCFL migration. The validationv tool should begin with coarser tests, then progressively handle finer-grained tests.
TBD: specify the verifications to be performed as a runtime parameter (list)?
To be determined: validation of external and redirect datastreams?
Validate: number of objects
Valid: number of objects in the OCFL repository is equal to the number of objects in the Fedora 3 repository
Validate: object IDs
Valid: every object in the OCFL repository has the same ID as its corresponding object in the Fedora 3 repository.
Validate: object metadata
Valid: The HEAD version of the OCFL
object.nt metadata (HEAD determined from the object's top-level
inventory.json manifest) matches the current version of the Fedora 3 object metadata
Note that Fedora 3 content models will be verified as part of the examination of the RELS-EXT datastream (lower-level validation).
Validate: list of datastreams
Valid: every datastream listed in the object's top-level (HEAD)
inventory.json manifest matches the list of current (HEAD) version of the datastreams in the Fedora 3 repository.
Validate: datastream metadata
Valid: The HEAD version of the OCFL
<DSID>.nt metadata (HEAD determined from the object's top-level
inventory.json manifest) matches the current version of the Fedora 3<DSID> metadata
- identifier (DSID)
Validate: datastream size
Valid: the size of the HEAD version of the datastream in OCFL matches the size of the datastream on disk in the Fedora 3 repository
Valid: the size of the HEAD version of the datastream in OCFL recorded in
<DSID>.nt matches the size of the OCFL file on disk
Validate: datastream checksum
Valid: the algorithm type and checksum value of the datastream recorded in the HEAD version of OCFL
<DSID>.nt metadata file matches the type and value of the checksum for the datastream in the Fedora 3 repository
Valid: the checksum of the HEAD version of the datastream file in OCFL matches the checksum value recorded in the corresponding
<DSID>.nt metadata file, when calculated using the algorithm recorded in the metadata file
Validate: object versions
To the best of my knowledge, Fedora 3 does not version changes to object metadata. Suggestions for validating changes to object metadata, as opposed to datastream versions, are welcome.
Validate: number of datastream versions
Valid: number of datastream versions for a datastream in an object in OCFL matches the number of versions of the same datastream in the same object in the Fedora 3 repository
Validate: datastream versions
Valid: each datastream version in the OCFL object has a corresponding version in the Fedora 3 repository, as determined by matching the datastream creationDate recorded in the OCFL version
<DSID>.nt file to a datastream version creationDate in the Fedora 3 repository
Validate: datastream version content
Perform the validations listed above under "Datastream Content" on each version of a datastream in OCFL.
The results of a validation should provide a report that allows the user to understand an overall summary of the results, lists of error types by count, the list of objects by error type, summary of errors by object and detailed validation logs by object.
Resume from object
The tool should allow the user to start a new validation process from a specified object id.
Validate objects in list
The user should be able to provide a list of object IDs to include in a validation routine.
Validate all objects
The user should be able to instruct the validator to validate all objects in the repository.