Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Graham, B. (2017). Year at a glance: Moving digital archives at a public university. Virtual presentation at the 2017 Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management Annual Conference.


In late 2016, the Archives and Special Collections unit at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries hastily began migrating archival information from a local file server to Rosetta, an Ex Libris preservation software solution. With the aid of the Computer Operations and Research Services team – the primary information technology support team for UNL Libraries – several tasks were divided between select individuals in order to carefully move 9TB of metadata and digital objects. This presentation discusses the scope and details of the archival data migration project, as well as the subsequent impact on workflows for digital objects and metadata.