UM digitization output

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If an institution has created master and derivative digitized objects, Archivematica can recognize the relationships between them and generate a DIP from access or service copies included in the transfer.

For digitized output with pre-existing access derivatives:

  1. In the top level of the transfer directory, create a subdirectory called access (no capitalization).
  2. Place the master digital objects in the transfer directory.
  3. Place the access copies in the access directory. Note: the master and access copies must have the same filename, although the extensions can be different. For example, image-1.tif (master) and image-1.jpg (access).
  4. Process the transfer.
  5. At the normalization step, choose "Do not normalize".
  6. Archivematica will keep the master digital objects in the AIP and generate a DIP from the copies in the access directory.


For digitized output with pre-existing service copies

  1. If there are service copies (for example, intermediate-state video formats that may be edited versions of the master copies), in the the top level of the transfer directory create a subdirectory called service (no capitalization). Place the service copies in this subdirectory. As with the access copies, the filenames must match those of the master digitized objects.
  2. If there is an access directory with access derivatives, process the transfer as before, choosing "Do not normalize". Archivematica will generate a DIP from the objects in the access directory. If there are no access derivatives, choose "Normalize service files for access"; Archivematica will generate access derivatives from the service copies.
  3. The service copies will be retained along with the master digitized objects in the AIP and Archivematica will capture their derivation relationships in the AIP METS file.
  4. A sample digitization output transfer is included in Archivematica's sampledata: sampledata/SampleTransfers/DigitizationOutput.
  • For a detailed example of one institution's digitized output ingest workflow using Archivematica 0.8, see City of Vancouver's digital conservator, Sue Bigelow's presentation on Slideshare: Archivematica 0.8 for Digitized Content
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