Blog Archive

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OAI Might Be a Part of Your Metadata Analysis and Remediation
OAI-PMH and OAI-ORE are standardized ways to get at metadata in some systems Read More ›

How to Ingest Multiple Worktypes with the B2H Toolkit
If you decide to create multiple worktypes in your Hyrax/Hyku, here is how to work that into the migration workflow Read More ›

Metadata: CONTENTdm Collections vs Samvera Worktypes
When thinking through your metadata schema crosswalk, it’s important to understand the beginning and end Read More ›

Our Toolkit is at 1.0!
After several months of bug-free beta, we’re proud to announce our tools are now at 1.0 Read More ›

How Our Workshops Turned Out
We want to thank the attendees at DIS and JCDL and let the community know we’re available to lead this workshop again. Read More ›

Questions for Focus Groups
One of the best ways to understand your institution’s needs is by having focus groups early on in your digital repository selection process. Read More ›

How’s Your Migration Going? UMiami edition
Our pilot partner migration story series continues with UMiami’s answers. Read More ›

How’s Your Migration Going? IUPUI edition
Our pilot partner migration story series continues with IUPUI’s answers. Read More ›

How’s Your Migration Going? UHouston-Metadata edition
Our pilot partner migration story series continues with University of Houston’s Metadata Strategist’s answers. Read More ›

How’s Your Migration Going? UHouston-IT edition
Our pilot partner migration story series continues with University of Houston’s Lead Developer’s answers. Read More ›

Our GWLA Webinar is Available
The Greater Western Library Alliance asked us to do a webinar about the project, we accepted! Read More ›

Bridge2Hyku Toolkit Pilot Test Report & Beta Release!
We’ve put our two tools through their paces and are proud to announce their beta release and our pilot test report. Read More ›

Hibernation's End - Conference Season has Arrived
We haven’t been sleeping, but we also haven’t been posting. Find out where you can learn more about the Bridge2Hyku Project during this conference season! Read More ›

An Early Present for CONTENTdm Users
Our CONTENTdm metadata tool, CDM Bridge, now has a 1.0 release candidate and wiki! Read More ›

Trim that Metadata
Just like the trees in fall, your metadata schema should look a bit slimmer when you remediate it during a migration. Read More ›

Scary Metadata!
We asked the Bridge2Hyku Metadata Specialists about the scariest thing they’ve seen during metadata remediation. Hopefully you’ll feel better about your own metadata after reading their lurid tales! Read More ›

Hyku’s Underlying Metadata
Within Hyku’s stack lies Fedora, which creates a layer of technical metadata that might be useful for you. Read More ›

Finding The First Answers
Dig into your repository using content analysis. Read More ›

The First Three Questions to Understanding the Complexity of a Digital Library Migration
No migration is easy, but some are less difficult than others. Read More ›

Improving your Metadata Application Profile for System Migration
Recommendations for collaboratively improving your metadata application profile. Read More ›

TDL partners with Bridge2Hyku and releases Hyku Pilot Report
We’re pleased to announce the Texas Digital Library will be supporting the Bridge2Hyku project this fall. Read More ›

Digital Collections Survey Report
As part of Phase 1, The Bridge2Hyku team completed a survey of all partner institutions. Read More ›

Librarians Love OpenRefine
If you need to do metadata remediation, one of the best tools to use is OpenRefine. Read More ›

Our Samvera Virtual Connect 2018 Presentation
The Bridge2Hyku team at UH presented a progress report at Samvera Virtual Connect Read More ›

Metadata Fireworks
We asked the Bridge2Hyku Metadata Specialists what piece(s) of metadata offered the most “bang for the buck” to remediate. Here’s what they said. Read More ›

Newspaper Migrations
There is plenty of interest in newspaper migration within the Samvera Community, here’s how to get involved. Read More ›

IR Best Practices From Around the Web
We’ve collected IR best practices from around the web below. Whether you’re setting up your first institutional repository or gathering the requirements for a migration of your current one, these links will help. Read More ›

Open Source vs Proprietary Platforms
The pros and cons of this difficult decision Read More ›

Our Posters at TCDL 2018
The Bridge2Hyku partners at UH presented two posters at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries Read More ›