Miguel, Thanks for the response. I have a couple of follow-up questions.
On 17/06/2009 13:24, Miguel Ferreira wrote:
> Dear Steve,
> RODA is already in production at the National Archives. However it is
> not open to the general public just yet because its being thoroughly
> tested by the archivist project team.
> At the moment we are ingesting a large collection of digitized
> documents (21.000 representations with an average of 80 pages each).
> More than 14.000 representations have already been ingested and the
> performance of the repository has not been affected.
What is the cost of ingesting this content into RODA, in terms of time
or money? Can you give a broad lifecycle estimate of costs as well?
> RODA is a repository developed by and for the National Archives. RODA
> does not intersect in any way with the DSpace implemented at the
> University of Minho. RODA's goals are a bit more ambitious:
> - Its designed for digital archives (as opposed to
> digital libraries. The metadata requirements are quite different and
> more complex)
> - Its designed for long-term digital preservation (over 25 years of
> RODA provides two distinct interfaces, a Web based user interface and
> a Web services API. Integrating RODA with other systems is
> straightforward as long as they support Web services. In what respects
> OAI-PMH, a little bit of additional work is necessary to make it
> compatible with the protocol.
I'm interested in the architecture of repository preservation systems.
In this scenario you suggest the possibility of harvesting from a
repository into RODA? Rather than adding RODA-like functionality to the
repository? I realise this part is beyond your actual application, but
I'm interested in your thoughts.
> Miguel Ferreira
> - -
> Miguel Ferreira (researcher)
> Department of Information Systems
> University of Minho, Azurém
> 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
> Phone: +351 253 510 261 / FAX: +351 253 510 300 / Ext.: 510261
> On Jun 17, 2009, at 11:53 , Steve Hitchcock wrote:
>> Miguel, Thank you for sharing this demo. I have tried it, and
>> I think I understand the operation in principle.
>> As this is a demo, what experience do you have of using RODA in a
>> real repository application, and how effectively does it scale in
>> practice? You have a successful institutional repository at Minho.
>> Has RODA been applied to that repository? How do you see RODA coping
>> with a repository of that scale today, and at the projected scale a
>> few years from now?
>> Do you envisage RODA being used as a standalone archival repository,
>> or being integrated within other repository software?
>> Steve Hitchcock
>> KeepIt Project Manager
>> IAM Group, School of Electronics and Computer Science
>> University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
>> Email: [log in to unmask]
>> Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 7698 Fax: +44 (0)23 8059 2865
>> project blog: http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/keepit/
>> On 15/06/2009 15:47, Miguel Ferreira wrote:
>>> :: RODA demo open to the general public ::
>>> RODA is an open source digital repository specially designed for
>>> archives, with long-term preservation and authenticity as its
>>> primary objectives. Created by the Portuguese Directorate-General
>>> for the Portuguese Archives in partnership with the University of
>>> Minho, it was designed to support the most recent archival standards
>>> and become a trustworthy digital repository.
>>> RODA embodies high level standards of security, scalability and
>>> usability. Its centralized architecture enables an easy management
>>> while the self-deposit ingest tools and workflow procedures account
>>> for the scalability of the human-resources.
>>> RODA's main features are:
>>> - Based on standards (OAIS, METS, EAD, PREMIS, etc.)
>>> - Long-term Preservation and Authenticity
>>> - TRAC compliant (Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification)
>>> - Secure (SSL, fine grained permissions)
>>> - Scalable (SOA)
>>> - Clean web user interface and ingest desktop tool
>>> - For archivists, for producers, for consumers
>>> - Open source
>>> A DEMO installation of RODA is now open to the general public at the
>>> URL: http://roda.di.uminho.pt
>>> Several accounts have been created based on the following profiles:
>>> :: Consumer - The role played by those persons, or client systems,
>>> who interact with the repository to find preserved information of
>>> interest and to access that information in detail. This can include
>>> other OAISs, as well as internal OAIS persons or systems. These
>>> users may search and browser public information on the repository.
>>> - Username: consumer
>>> - Password: consumer
>>> :: Producer - The role played by those persons, or client systems,
>>> who provide the information to be preserved by the repository. These
>>> users may submit information packages to the repository.
>>> - Username: producer
>>> - Password: producer
>>> :: Archivist - The role played by the person responsible for editing
>>> descriptive metadata and accepting/rejecting submission information
>>> - Username: archivist
>>> - Password: archivist
>>> :: Administrator - The role played by the person who has the
>>> responsability to schedule preservation actions, monitor repository
>>> actions, inspect statistics
>>> - Username: administrator
>>> - Password: administrator
>>> Because this is a demonstration server some features were disabled,
>>> - Encrypted access (SSL): DEACTIVATED
>>> - Persistent identifiers (Handle System): DEACTIVATED
>>> - Fedora Commons and Fedora Generic Search: EXPOSED
>>> - Internationalization: NOT yet complete. Some pages are still in
>>> WARNING: The repository will be reseted every few days without
>>> previous warning. All content and modifications will be lost.
>>> Any comments and/or suggestions are welcome at the following addresses:
>>> :: Project and archival-related questions
>>> - Francisco Barbedo, Deputy Director of DGARQ
>>> <[log in to unmask]>
>>> :: Development and technical questions
>>> - Miguel Ferreira, technical supervisor, <[log in to unmask]>
>>> - Luís Faria, developer, <[log in to unmask]>
>>> :: Project URL
>>> - http://portal.roda.dgarq.gov.pt