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Project Update: The Next-Generation Digital Repository Service

February 18, 2014—Work on migrating to the next-generation Digital Repository Service (DRS) continues with several accomplishments since the January update:

  • A new web page to inform users about the status of the new DRS was launched. The page includes up-to-date information about the migration, including a timeline of activities (see above) and new functions being built in DRS.
  • The Frances Loeb Library at the Graduate School of Design began depositing electronic theses and dissertations to the new DRS.
  • Four targeted meetings were held to address specific department and format needs, including meetings with DRS users at the Harvard Art Museums, the Harvard College Library Judaica Division and a group of users interested in depositing disk images from portable media.

Upcoming milestones include:

  • An open meeting for DRS users about the migration plan, February 26, 10am.
  • Descriptive Metadata Working Group meetings will occur through March.
  • A software release with more functions such as bulk processing is planned for March.
  • Metadata migration continues through 2014 and possibly into 2015 (see image above).

If you have any questions or comments about migration to the new DRS, please contact the DRS Migration Team.