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Volume: 10 | Article ID: art00019
Accumulating Metadata from Tributary Workflows for More Robust Archival Records
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2013.10.1.art00019  Published OnlineJanuary 2013

Metadata generation oftentimes involves not just a single source but rather a tributary system of interoperating technical processes and workflows during capture. New methods of capture such as automated extraction of technical metadata creates a more robust archival record that will improve our ability to curate digital objects.Recent development roadmaps from two well regarded open source digital preservation systems envision an integration of the Archivematica digital preservation system to prepare information packages for management and dissemination via the Fedora Commons middleware application. MSU Libraries recently piloted a proof-of-technology to transform the technical metadata output from the File Information Tool Set (FITS) utilized by Archivematica for ingesting into a Fedora Common installation. This is accomplished by transforming the metadata output of the open-source Archivematica digital preservation system into the Fedora Commons extension of METS.This interactive paper will report on possible scenarios for the integration of these two preservation tools including the management of the resultant AIP and DIP; possible changes to metadata generation, indexing and searching; as well as provide observation on the applicability to similar workflows.

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Aaron Collie, Devin Higgins, Lucas Mak, Shawn Nicholson, "Accumulating Metadata from Tributary Workflows for More Robust Archival Recordsin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2013,  2013,  pp 84 - 87,

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