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Project Update: The Next-Generation Digital Repository Service

January 21, 2014—Work on migrating to the next-generation Digital Repository Service (DRS) is well under way, with several accomplishments including a major milestone since the November update:

  • The new DRS is in use: On December 2, 2013, a digital image of Da zang jing (pictured above), a Tibetan Buddhist sacred book in the Rare Book Collection at Harvard-Yenching Library, was the first object deposited into the new DRS. 
  • The proposed plan for metadata migration was reviewed and well-received by a group of users at a meeting in December.  
  • A short-term metadata working group was convened to focus on a few migration-specific metadata issues. 

Upcoming meetings include: