Location

KIPJ

Session Type

10-minute lightning talk

Start Date

30-4-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

30-4-2019 10:55 AM

Keywords

Language archive, preservation, linguistics, migration, Fedora commons, Islandora, data ingest

Abstract

The Language Archive at the Max Planck Institute Nijmegen (https://archive.mpi.nl) is an extensive online repository of language resources. The archive was developed using in-house solutions, including metadata creation tools, depositing tools and an archive-browser. Development had been going on for more than 15 years, but was difficult and expensive to maintain. Additionally, some of these tools had were fairly complex to use, not meeting current user needs. Therefore, the choice was made to migrate to a more sustainable open-source solution, easier to use, maintain and to develop upon.

This presentation will provide insight in choosing a new repository solution, configuring it as a basis, migrating the current archive to the new system and preparing everything for our users to easily ingest language data. Lastly, issues and the current state of affairs will be highlighted.

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Apr 30th, 10:45 AM Apr 30th, 10:55 AM

Lightning Talk: The Language Archive: migrating to an easier, sustainable open-source solution.

KIPJ

The Language Archive at the Max Planck Institute Nijmegen (https://archive.mpi.nl) is an extensive online repository of language resources. The archive was developed using in-house solutions, including metadata creation tools, depositing tools and an archive-browser. Development had been going on for more than 15 years, but was difficult and expensive to maintain. Additionally, some of these tools had were fairly complex to use, not meeting current user needs. Therefore, the choice was made to migrate to a more sustainable open-source solution, easier to use, maintain and to develop upon.

This presentation will provide insight in choosing a new repository solution, configuring it as a basis, migrating the current archive to the new system and preparing everything for our users to easily ingest language data. Lastly, issues and the current state of affairs will be highlighted.