By 2012, the California Digital Library (University of California) will build a major component of HathiTrust: a system to manage HathiTrust partners’ bibliographic metadata.
California Digital Library (CDL) is using HathiTrust funds to hire a metadata expert to support this development. CDL is making an in-kind contribution of infrastructure and developer resources.
- Provide equivalent metadata management functionality to the existing Aleph-based system.
- Provide improved update, match and merge record management functionality to the HathiTrust.
- Provide a flexible framework for the management of metadata at many levels (e.g.: work, manifestation, item)
- Position the HathiTrust to respond to metadata management challenges raised by duplicate and surrogate records.
Executive Project Sponsors and Coordinators
Laine Farley, Executive Director, California Digital Library; HathiTrust Executive Committee member
John Wilkin, Executive Director of the HathiTrust
California Digital Library (University of California) Team
Lynne Cameron, UC HathiTrust Co-Technical Lead
Heather Christenson, UC HathiTrust Project Manager
Stephanie Collett, Technical Project Lead
Paul Fogel, UC HathiTrust Co-Technical Lead
Kathryn Stine, Metadata Analyst & Project Manager
Michael Thwaites, Programmer & Testing Coordinator
Lena Zentall, Project Manager
|Planning phase April - October 2010||Completed|
|Project officially launches November 2010|
Complete business arrangements & funds transfer
Ongoing procedures for receiving input files and pre-ingest transformation procedures in place
|Core file system in place|
|Core database in place|
Milestone: Generic core system in place.
Completed; Demo'ed 6/14/11
|Named the system "Zephir"||Completed|
|(Preliminary) load and test records||Completed|
|Reconcile differences between original contributor records and HathiTrust records||In progress|
|Confirm ingest standards and workflows for contributing records (minimum submission standard, record correction policies & handling)||Completed|
Process (rights, daylight, preferred record score):
Process (batch exports)
Process (batch exports)
|System adapted to HathiTrust workflow||Completed|
Development environment load target: early June 2013
Staging environment load target: early July 2013
Production environment load target: late July 2013
|Functional and performance testing of system|
|System acceptance - Run systems in parallel||Begin August 2013|
|Cutover to Zephir - System in production with the HathiTrust|
Monthly Project Updates
Stephanie Collett, Technical Lead
Kathryn Stine, Project Manager