CONTENTdm to Digital Commons: Considerations and Workflows

@article{Mita2018CONTENTdmTD,
  title={CONTENTdm to Digital Commons: Considerations and Workflows},
  author={Amanda Mita and Zachary Pelli and Kim Reamer and Sharon Favaro Ince},
  journal={Journal of Archival Organization},
  year={2018},
  volume={15},
  pages={58 - 70}
}
Abstract This case study details Seton Hall University (SHU) Libraries’ decision to end its subscription to CONTENTdm, the selection process for a replacement digital asset management system (Digital Commons), and the challenges and solutions associated with migration. It outlines workflows for migrating image collections from CONTENTdm to Digital Commons, which include the use of Python scripts to harvest and rename JPEG images from CONTENTdm via its API. This case study is useful for… 
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