Carolina Digital Repository Blog

Only entropy comes easy. -Anton Chekhov

About the Curator’s Workbench

with 17 comments

The Curator’s Workbench is a new collection preparation and work flow tool for digital materials, developed in the summer of 2010 at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Workbench helps archivists manage files before they are stored in an institutional repository or dark archive. As the files are selected, arranged, and described, a METS file is generated by the software that documents these processes. In addition, checksums and UUIDs are generated for each object and MODS descriptive metadata elements can be mapped to individual objects and folders.

The Curator’s Workbench is designed to facilitate the staging of large batches of objects with custom supplied metadata. The Workbench’s crosswalk tool is the key to mapping user-supplied metadata fields to MODS elements. It allows you to define how each MODS record is created, which elements are used and where they come from in the source metadata. This information is stored in the underlying METS manifest, and when a project is ready for submission, an export function translates the internal METS into an XML-viewable submission package ready for ingest.

This page is meant to serve as a central source for information about the Workbench. More documentation will become available as the tool develops.

Background: The Curator’s Workbench software was created for the Carolina Digital Repository, an initiative of the University Libraries of UNC Chapel Hill. The workbench continues to be developed to support the work flow needs of UNC Libraries. However the software is available for community experimentation and use. The software has a modular design and may be extended for use outside of the UNC environment.

Software license: Apache 2

Links:

  • Visit the Carolina Digital Repository website.
  • Our GitHub Wiki is host to  information on the Workbench’s software architecture and other technical content.
  • Watch a screencast of the Workbench in action.
  • Download the Workbench from our Software Download page.
  • View a Prezi Presentation for some background about the Curator’s Workbench.
  • See our Curator’s Workbench Poster, prepared for the 2010 International Digital Curation Conference.
  • Note: The user manual PDF has been incorporated into the workbench help system.

We’ll be updating this page as more documentation becomes available, so check back soon!

For more information contact:

Gregory  N. Jansen
Lead Developer, Curator’s Workbench
Library Systems
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
greg_jansen@unc.edu

Erin O’Meara
Electronic Records Archivist
University Archives and Records Management
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
eomeara@email.unc.edu

 

 

 

 

Written by Martin Gengenbach

July 14th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Posted in

17 Responses to 'About the Curator’s Workbench'

Subscribe to comments with RSS or TrackBack to 'About the Curator’s Workbench'.

  1. I detected that the conference for this year was therefore eminent which individuals were glad regarding the event custom writing forum. Thanks for the knowledge.

  2. I just wanna say thank you for the information that you have been shared to us readers. Thanks for posting this kind of theme.taruhan poker

    taruhan poker

    3 Dec 13 at 7:43 am

  3. My spouse and i found how the seminar with this yr seemed to be as a result Australia’s Cheapest Online Supplements eminent that men and women were thankful in connection with function custom writing online community. Many thanks for your understanding.

  4. I think the natural and biological sources of vitamins and minerals are best compared with other packaging and plastic products. Always try to push things you need in your home. It is not only going to be cheaper, but it will be much more beneficial to your health and your family.

  5. Well, that is often a good article. I like the way you start and also determine your notions do my math homework. Appreciate it a lot just for this details.

  6. Your article has a lot of great information and it has really helped me with my paper for a class I am taking. Do you have any other posts about this topic?Goodwood Residence

  7. Your article has helped me to understand this subject on a different level. I would like to appreciate your efforts for exploring this issue. Thank you for your information.Five on Shenton

    Five on Shenton

    19 Dec 13 at 5:48 am

  8. Challenging and also specialized text will not perform in writing works. If your viewers chose write my essay not comfortable you just read due to an excessive amount of superlatives, your writer’s energy to help make an impression viewers will be place to help waste materials.Puppy training books

  9. An outstanding share! I’ve simply forwarded this onto a fellow worker United Nations agency has been conducting to a small degree analysispressure sensor driveway alarm

  10. Wedding what a great moment… Few days ago i attend a marriage ceremony . I was enjoyed that ceremony .Mobile Coupons

    Mobile Coupons

    4 Jan 14 at 9:35 pm

  11. I’m sure the actual pure in addition to biological reasons for minerals and vitamins usually are very best balanced with some other presentation in addition to plastic-type products. Usually seek to drive factors you would like in your residence. It’s not only about to be more affordable, however it will likely be considerably more beneficial to your quality of life whilst your loved ones.Wholesale phytoceramides

  12. Glad to hear that sounds about delta air lines to offer FPS tracking and tracing services. I am really impressed to know that inspirational offer.Houlteninstitute.com

  13. Thank for the post and sharing the blog.I really like very much for the interesting information in this blog,it is really nice and meaningful.Valuable and excellent post as share good stuff with good ideas and concepts,lots of great information.I really like it.I appreciate your post.make money at home

  14. Is it ok if i am on windows 64 bit?

    Cheers,
    Thakkar

  15. It was a chicken-and-egg problem, says a senior executive from Indianan who did not want to be quoted because he is not authorized to speak to the press. “On one hand as Indians we chase degrees more than skills, geo target marketing

  16. I am glad to found such useful post. I really increased my knowledge after read your post which will be beneficial for me.Bed Sheets Wholesale

  17. tips especially to those new to blogosphere, brief and accurate information.Pass bee Media Online digital tickets

Leave a Reply