Hyrax Batch Import-Export WG


Scope & Objectives

There is a general need across institutions using Hyrax to import and export batches of objects to support a range of use cases, such as:

  • importing batch outputs from a digitization project
  • migrating from a different repository system to Hyrax
  • batch updating existing works or files
  • exporting batches of objects for import into a preservation system
  • exporting a whole repository for import into another application

A recent discussion on the samvera-tech google group demonstrated that there are various approaches already used across the community and indicated that there is community interest in a working group to define a common approach.

This working group will work towards defining this standard approach to batch _import_ and _export_ ('roundtripping').

Deliverables & Timeframe

  1. Report on use cases and requirements for batch import and export.
    1. Report
  2. Summary report on existing Hyrax batch import (and export) tooling and approaches.
    1. Summary (with link to feature matrix)
  3. Proposed specification for import and export formats.
    1. High-level outline specification
  4. Recommendations for phase two of the working group.

Phase one will run from July 2018 until Samvera Connect 2018 (October 2018), with deliverables available for presentation at Samvera Connect.

Meeting Times & Communication Channels

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