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[EP-tech] Migrating from D-space (with files)

Hi all,

I assumed that this scenario should be very common, but after googling it I realised that it's quite hard to find a straightforward answer.

So, the question is as follows:

What are the needed steps in order to migrate a D-space system to eprints?

I see that there is this import module (./perl_lib/EPrints/Plugin/Import/DSpace.pm) in eprints, which (at first glance) doesn't seem to handle files (maybe I'm wrong). Moreover, as it is stated in the plugin, before migrating from D-space to eprints, one should subclass it in order to "refine the grammar used". Of course, from the admin interface I see that there is a D-space specific import, which -if I understood correctly- is using the import plugin just mentioned.

Given these facts, for the meatadata I just have to subclass the DSPace.pm plugin using the correct grammar? And then, what should I do with associated files? Is there a way to merge this two steps in order to avoid mistakes?

Thank you all for your time in advance,


George Mamalakis

IT and Security Officer,
Electrical and Computer Engineer (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki),
PhD (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki),
MSc (Imperial College of London)

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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