Previous IMLS grant (last year) examined barriers to migration. One clear takeaway: migration is difficult, requiring a lot of effort, but the value proposition wasn't clear. To bring the community forward, the value proposition needs to go up and the work needed to migrate must to go down. Users don't just want tools; the want examples, pathways, pilots to follow.
Phase one: work with two pilots institutions. One a custom Fedora, and then an Islandora institution (fairly standard and representative). Goal is not just migration, but to create documentation and guides which can be shared.
Phase two: taking the toolkit produced by the first phase, sharing it more broadly, and improving it.
Phase three: (dependant on COVID): hold a migration camp, with funded migrations. Could be online if face-to-face events are ststill hazardous.
IMLS Grant Impacts