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Goal

Complete and document the migration of the Whitman College Arminda repository from Islandora 7.x to Islandora 8.x.

Scope

This project includes the following:

  1. Installation of an Islandora 8 instance based on ISLE 
  2. Customized theme based on Carapace
  3. Installation documentation
  4. Metadata and data model mapping
  5. Complete data migration
  6. Updates to Islandora 8 to meet functional requirements
    1. Gap analysis
    2. Estimation of level of effort towards custom development
    3. Prioritization of custom development
    4. Custom development, QC, remediation
  7. Documentation of the process and decision points

Once all functional requirements are met any additional contractor hours may be allocated toward improvements to Islandora 8.

Deliverables

  1. Islandora 8 installation based on ISLE
  2. Customized theme based on Carapace
  3. Installation documentation
  4. Islandora 8 interface configured to meet functional requirements
  5. Documented metadata and data model mappings
  6. Updated migration utility capable of completing Whitman data migration
  7. Fully migrated repository dataset
  8. Functional Islandora 8 instance populated with all migrated data
  9. Documented migration process and outcomes

Requirements

Technical resources:

  1. Server provisioned with sufficient space and operating environment for Islandora 8 and migrated data
  2. A decision made with regard to the migration utility to be used
  3. Exported Islandora 7 data
  4. List of functional requirements for Islandora 8
  5. List of metadata schemas and fields
  6. List of data models

Timelines

Month

Activity

Assignee

StatusNotes

October

Create and review project plan

David

Pilot

In progress

October

Establish functional requirements

  1. Conduct gap analysis
  2. Estimate level of effort towards custom development

  3. Prioritize custom development

Pilot

David

Alan

In progress

October

Establish metadata mapping and remediation scope and timelines

David

Pilot

CompleteScope and timelines established at 2020-10-08 meeting

November

Complete metadata remediation work

Pilot

In progress

December

Map metadata and data models

  1. Based on sample data, document all content models and datastreams
  2. Document metadata standards and fields and determine what needs to be mapped

Pilot

David

In progress

November

Document the mapping process

David

Pilot

To do

November

Run test migration

  1. Gather representative sample data

  2. Test tools and decide on approach

  3. Configure mappings

  4. Iterate and update tools as needed

Alan

To do

January

February

Install and configure Islandora 8 using ISLE

  1. Install in AWS

  2. Apply and customize theme with Whitman branding

  3. Configure front-end to meet functional requirements

Born Digital

To do

February

March

Complete data migration

  1. Migrate all data and metadata

Alan

To do

February

March

Document the migration process

David

Alan

Pilot

To do

March

April

Complete software updates to meet functional requirements

  1. Based on agreed-upon prioritizations and resources

Alan

Born Digital

To do

April

May

Complete acceptance and performance testing

  1. Ensure the repository meets user requirements

  2. Ensure the repository meets performance requirements

Pilot

Danny

Alan

To do

May

Complete process documentation

  1. Finish documenting each step of the process
  2. Include decision points and how they were resolved

David

Pilot

To do

May

Create case study

  1. Draft a case study based on documentation and pilot experience

David

Pilot

To do

Milestones

  1. Metadata and data model mappings: December
  2. Islandora 8 installation: January/February
  3. Complete data migration: March
  4. Front-end configuration to meet functional requirements: April

Resources

  1. ARMINDA Repository Description
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