Transfer and SIP creation

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Use Cases

  • Generic (i.e. unstructured)
  • Bag
  • TRIM export
  • Dspace exports

Workflow (Generic Transfer)

In these workflow diagrams, the white ovals are manual steps and the grey ovals are automated steps.

Transfer and create SIPs



  • keyword & pattern matching for privacy/security sensitive information (e.g. social insurance numbers, credit card numbers, 'private', 'confidential')
  • list of PDFs that have not been OCR'ed

file visualizations

  • (sub)directory size
  • Should we move file format identification forward in the pipeline? To offer visualizations on:
    • file extension
    • (from FITS report): DROID identification, JHOVE identification, EXIF identification, etc

Ingest SIPs


Dashboard design

Dashboard showing list of transfers


Click the metadata icon to add transfer metadata


Approve transfer


A completed transfer


Create SIPs using file manager

In this mockup, the user has completed a transfer, has created SIP folders in ingestSIP and is preparing to move objects from the completed transfer into the SIP folders.


Add Dublin Core metadata to a SIP during ingest

  • All fields are simple Dublin Core except for Relation: Is Part Of, which is designed to upload the SIP to a pre-existing archival description in the access system.
  • Multi-value entries are separated by a backward slash: \.

The dashboard showing a SIP that has completed the ingest process