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A bibliography of Canadian Inuit periodicals: a case study in migration

Sharon Rankin (Humanities and Social Sciences Library, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Digital Library Perspectives

ISSN: 2059-5816

Article publication date: 26 November 2020

Issue publication date: 18 April 2022




This paper aims to describe the migration steps taken by a humanities librarian to create a new searchable website for an indigenous bibliography on the cloud-based service.


Using CSV files and Excel, the bibliography entries were moved from the old website to the new one, carefully mapping the descriptive information into Qualified Dublin Core metadata elements.


After resolving diacritic and other data normalization issues, the new site was created in with ease. The plugins available for allowed the editor to geolocate the site of publications. Using TimelineJS, the editor was able to create several timelines and link them to the new CanInuit website as an exhibition.


This is a unique application of the cloud-based service.



Rankin, S. (2022), "A bibliography of Canadian Inuit periodicals: a case study in migration", Digital Library Perspectives, Vol. 38 No. 2, pp. 135-145.



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