Meeting 20110316

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  • Joseph has mainly been working on Transcoder stuff
  • Joseph fixed issue 471
    • issues with file names with apostrophes (') with mysql escaping.
    • Joseph also accidentally ommited one field (file UUID) forgetting that it will contain the file name. Missed this during testing as well.
  • Joseph is moving normalization paths into the database
  • Peter has been having some design discussions with Open Planets Foundation and Heather Bowden (PhD student at UNC) about Archivematica interaction with external format registry
  • Peter submitted our use cases for a REST Bag API to a collaborative group led by Educopia and Library of Congress (monthly group telecon, mostly US university libraries)
  • Links to Peter's work at
  • Peter, Joseph and Evelyn discussed the 'rename' to start receiveSIP issue this morning, which was originally a work-around
    • Fixing this is a 0.7.1 priority
    • preference#1 moving or copying files to receiveSIP will just work (i.e. Archivematica starts processing)
    • preference#2 use the script Austin created at RAC to avoid the rename
  • see Penn State work on making each AIP its own git repository: for out of the box versioning and auditing. Peter thinks this is a brilliant idea, and really wants to take a closer look at this for Archivematica


  • Evelyn will create wiki page with instructions on restarting Archivematica
  • Evelyn will add details of client installs to our private wiki
  • Evelyn is updating the PREMIS metadata elements pages
  • Evelyn is harmonizing event names with the ones suggested or used by PREMIS (see issue 481)
  • Peter updated the News page to list upcoming Archivematica events


  • Austin created a USB key image - he said it was slow
  • Joseph is going to investigate 0.7 USB keys for me today. needed for Archivematica workshop in Ottawa in 1.5 week. will switch to LiveDVD as backup plan but not preferred
  • Peter, Austin and Evelyn deployed Archivematica install at UBC Rare Books and Special Collections on Monday went really well
    • they had requisitoined a VMware server for Archivematica and managed to install dev environment (SVN) setup
    • Austin deep-sixed that and started fresh with Ubuntu package install which was done and working within half an hour!!
    • remaining issue is interfacing with MCP server shared directory in absence of our default Xubuntu Xfce desktop and Thunar
    • in absence of Thunar we are using Filezilla to move files into MCP shared directory but not ideal (i.e. no scripts, lots of extra copying/moving)

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