Who can deposit into DRS?

Any Harvard affiliate can contribute digital objects to the Harvard Library Digital Repository. Actual deposit of objects can be performed by the Harvard affiliate, but more often is performed by an imaging lab such as Harvard Library Imaging Services.

Consult the DRS Policy Guide for more information about repository policies.

How are digital objects deposited?

A deposit to DRS includes one or more digital objects accompanied by descriptive, administrative and technical metadata about the objects. This package of objects and metadata is called a batch. Authorized depositors use the desktop application Batch Builder to create these batches and then upload them to a DRS dropbox by secure FTP. The DRS batch loader service picks up these batches, processes them into the repository and sends a load report to the depositor.

Consult DRS Software & Release Notes (LTS Staff Doc wiki) for more information about Batch Builder.

What digital files are eligible?

Batch Builder currently supports nine types (DRS content models) of digital objects. For information on content models/digital files supported by Batch Builder, see the Batch Builder User Guide. For information on all current DRS content models, see the New DRS Content Model Reference (Digital Preservation wiki).