Tulane University Digital Library

Project: Tulane University Digital Library

Duration: February 2015 to Present

Objective: Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University wanted to move to an open source repository platform. The process included installing Islandora, undertaking an assessment of data stored in CONTENTdm, migrating data and creating an attractive and intuitive theme focused on discovery.

Strategy: Utilizing discoverygarden service bundles (Jumpstart Bundle, Assessment and Professional Services) for all tasks needed to launch the repository within a 7 month period.

Implementation: Tulane University started with a Jumpstart Bundle that included an Islandora installation, training, support services, and access to our Knowledge Base documentation. The next step involved assessing forty-one (41) collections for migration, including the scripting process to move the data and transform it to MODS and DC. The final step was to undertake the migration and to build a theme that facilitates discovery.

The Tulane University Digital Library houses holdings that support the teaching, research and public service goals of the University. It provides online communities of scholars, students and the public access to the rare and unique collections in areas such as Latin American studies, jazz, New Orleans and Louisiana history and architecture, as well as the electronic theses and dissertations and the Tulane University Archives.