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Library Technology Services: New UFDC

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UFDC Workstreams

Work for 2022: Six Streams

1. UFDC Patron site (includes OAI)

2. DSS production, ongoing: NDNP ingests, ETD ingests, ETD unembargo, stats, supporting UFAR issues, supporting Tesseract issues, space/storage monitoring and requesting to prevent work stoppages - this will be the UFDC Toolkit, which will eventually replace SMART, MAW, and other DLC toolbox tools, over a long time. Includes Sobek retirement/succession work.

3. DSS improvements and production rebuilds: spreadsheet and MARC import with SMART not working, must be replaced with new (process expected to begin with spreadsheet importer). Includes Sobek retirement/succession work.

4. Data workflow pipeline for stability, sustainability, and maintainability: METS re-save to establish baseline, UFAR vs Tivoli report, refining understanding for future work for full/proper digital preservation. Includes Sobek retirement/succession work.

5. Digital preservation system (from concept and storage, with parts, to full system). Includes Sobek retirement/succession work.

6. Support as applied to the New College of Florida instance. Includes Sobek retirement/succession work.

Examples of completed updates from post-launch

  • Serial hierarchy
  • Most recent items on collection pages
  • Audio/Video with transcript viewer
  • Reduced spacing on statistics pages
  • Updates from curator review of collection pages, complete and always pending regular annual updates
  • Collection updates from METS resaves (thousands in process and completed as of Oct. 2022)
  • Completion of updates requested through usability testing and ongoing user feedback
  • OAI feed updates for SSDN and JSTOR

December 2022: New Index Changes

  • item titles now include the nonSort portion of the title
  • you can now sort search results by title
  • improved subject facets that include all of the subject subfields
  • improved mediatype facets
  • improved restricted item views
  • added fields to default search: series title, finding guide/aid, general note
  • added new facets: title (group title), degree discipline, degree level
  • added new searchable fields: series title, uniform title, alternative title, physical description, general note, abstract, isbn, oclc
  • improved search within item view so it should only show for items that definitely have page text indexed in Elasticsearch
  • enabled ascii character folding in Elasticsearch to support search terms with diacritics

December 2022: Other

  • Serial navigation view for items that are within a serial title
  • Persistent filter input on the collections page
  • Fixes (including front end & back end) for issues such as pdf files showing up as page images, and images not appearing when they should
  • Updated popular titles for dloc & fdnl

Focus of Current Work

As of May 2022, the focus of work is shifting to be on production with the new UFDC Toolkit in development, and on digital preservation systems. Of course, this is simply the focus of effort, with all 6 streams requiring ongoing support and activity.

Post-Release Work

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