Output – SOURCE – Screencast and Summary of Bulk Migration Tool

Title: Screencast and Summary of Bulk Migration Tool

Date Released: 31st July 2007

URI for Output: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/life/source/alpha/BulkMigrationTool_AlphaRelease.html and http://www.source.bbk.ac.uk/reports/SummaryToScreencast_BulkMigrationTool_Alpha (PDF document)

Summary of contents: A screencast and summary document that demonstrate the use of the alpha release bulk migration tool to migrate content from one repository (Equella) into two other repositories (two Harvest Road Hive repositories).

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Comments: lack of audio on the screencast limits it’s usefulness.

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Output – SOURCE – Screencast for Proof of Concept Demonstrator

Title: Screencast for Proof-of-Concept Demonstrator

Date Released: 6th April 2007

URI for Output: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/life/source/demonstrator/Screecast_ProofOfConceptDemonstrator_SOURCE.html

Summary of contents: Audio and video screencast of the proof of concept SOURCE bulk migration tool. The screencast shows a java swing bulk migration application querying MIT hosted applications of Learning Edge and Intralibrary repositories. The repositories are queried and items found. A learning object is then migrated to a Harvest Road Hive repository using the tool and shown to be deposited.

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Output – SOURCE – User Case Studies of Bulk-Migration in HE

Title: User Case Studies of Bulk-Migration in HE

Date Released: 25th May 2007

URI for Output: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/life/source/UserCases/player.html

Summary of contents: Slide and audio description of the SOURCE project use cases by David Flanders. Twelve bulk transfer use cases are presented in addition to architecture, object model and GUI overviews. Most use cases describe either full or partial bulk transfer of objects and/or metdata between repositories.  The scenarios are based on the transfer of learning objects but are applicable more widely.

Additonal information: Six R&D case studies and six deposit API use studies are described as part of the same presentation.

Comments: Although the slide and audio description are useful and detailed, the output in the form of a Adobe Flash movie limits it’s usefulness and re-usability. No other form of the use cases is provided via the project website. The notes section of the presentation provides textual description of the use cases but this can’t be copied.

Output – SOURCE – Report on Search Demonstrator: OSID Proof of Concept

Title: Report on Search Demonstrator: OSID Proof of Concept

Date Released: 22nd March 2007

URI for Output: http://www.source.bbk.ac.uk/reports/SearchDemonstrator_OsidProofOfConcept_SOURCE_JISC (PDF file)

Summary of contents: Report describes a basic OSID implementation, focused on searching for assets that match a keyword. Integration was tested with VUE and HarvestRoad Hive Explorer repositories to validate the implementations.

Additonal information: Document describes the proof of concept with use of screen shots and description of the implementation. The output looks to be a potentially useful piece of multiple repository search and download software.

Comments: Document is labelled as draft. Software not available for download. Maybe it isn’t intended to be?

Output – SOURCE – Bulk Migration Tool and Service

Title: Bulk Migration Tool and Service

Date Released: Unknown

URI for Output: http://www.source.bbk.ac.uk/code/

Summary of contents: A bulk migration tool that can plug into the common repository plugs of two or more repositories and migrate content interchangeably from one repository to another.

Additonal information: The current version is a java Alpha build available as a zip file from http://www.source.bbk.ac.uk/code/BulkMigrationDemonstrator_ProofOfConcept_AlphaBuild. It require a username and password to download with no information on how to get this.

Project – SOURCE

Project Name: SOURCE: Sharing Objects Under Repository Control with Everyone

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Information Environment

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/tools/source

Project URI: http://www.source.bbk.ac.uk/

Start Date: October 2006

End Date: October 2008

Governance: RPAG

Contact Name and Role: David Flanders, Project Manager

Brief project description:

“The primary aim of the SOURCE project is to create a standard and commonly used repository “plug” which will enable a bulk migration tool to “plug-in” and automatically transfer content from one repository to another … This project will therefore create two new tools to use with digital repositories.”

Outputs:
  • An interoperable ‘plug’ that will allow data to move in/out of the repository in a format that other repositories and services can immediately understand and will therefore enable a commonly understood method for access to the repository.
  • A bulk migration tool that can plug into the common repository plugs of two or more repositories and migrate content interchangeably from one repository to another.
  • Project Final Report