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Summer of migration: consolidating institutional repositories into a redesigned singular platform

Allison Symulevich (USF Libraries, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA)
Jason Boczar (USF Libraries, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA)

Digital Library Perspectives

ISSN: 2059-5816

Article publication date: 21 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe a state mandated merger of two institutional repositories from two separate campuses of a university into one new institutional repository. Due to a State Legislature mandate, the University of South Florida was required to merge institutional repositories from two campus into one new institutional repository.

Design/methodology/approach

USF Libraries formed a committee, planned for the migration and executed of the migration.

Findings

The authors discovered many unforeseen issues during the process of the migration such as difficulties with site redirects and hidden collections.

Originality/value

This project was a large-scale migration of institutional repositories, under a tight deadline due to a legislative mandate, that has not been discussed in detail in the literature.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the members of the IRDP at USF Libraries for all of their hard work during the migration process.

Citation

Symulevich, A. and Boczar, J. (2022), "Summer of migration: consolidating institutional repositories into a redesigned singular platform", Digital Library Perspectives, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-03-2022-0028

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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