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Summer of migration: consolidating institutional repositories into a redesigned singular platform

Summer of migration: consolidating institutional repositories into a redesigned singular platform The purpose of this paper is to describe a state mandated merger of two institutional repositories from two separate campuses of a university into one new institutional repository. Due to a State Legislature mandate, the University of South Florida was required to merge institutional repositories from two campus into one new institutional repository.Design/methodology/approachUSF Libraries formed a committee, planned for the migration and executed of the migration.FindingsThe authors discovered many unforeseen issues during the process of the migration such as difficulties with site redirects and hidden collections.Originality/valueThis project was a large-scale migration of institutional repositories, under a tight deadline due to a legislative mandate, that has not been discussed in detail in the literature. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Digital Library Perspectives Emerald Publishing

Summer of migration: consolidating institutional repositories into a redesigned singular platform

Digital Library Perspectives , Volume 39 (2): 9 – Apr 28, 2023

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Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2059-5816
eISSN
2059-5816
DOI
10.1108/dlp-03-2022-0028
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe a state mandated merger of two institutional repositories from two separate campuses of a university into one new institutional repository. Due to a State Legislature mandate, the University of South Florida was required to merge institutional repositories from two campus into one new institutional repository.Design/methodology/approachUSF Libraries formed a committee, planned for the migration and executed of the migration.FindingsThe authors discovered many unforeseen issues during the process of the migration such as difficulties with site redirects and hidden collections.Originality/valueThis project was a large-scale migration of institutional repositories, under a tight deadline due to a legislative mandate, that has not been discussed in detail in the literature.

Journal

Digital Library PerspectivesEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 28, 2023

Keywords: Consolidation; Institutional repository; Digital archive; Migration; Digital initiatives; IR

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