We've given a lot of demos over the past year, at conferences as well as to individual institutions and groups (including the Digital Preservation Coalition), but this presentation really stood out for us. While we always get a lot of great questions from folks, several individuals suggested new and exciting functionality that could be added to the Appraisal Tab in future releases.Really enjoying the early demo of the Bentley Hist Library-sponsored Appraisal tab in @archivematica 1.6 #saa16 pic.twitter.com/UaWRcL3Ap1— Tim Walsh (@bitarchivist) August 3, 2016
Thinking Bigger (and Better!)First, Seth Shaw, Assistant Professor of Archival Studies at Clayton State University (and developer of the Data Accessioner), pointed out that a tree map visualization would be a helpful addition to the 'Analysis Pane' in the Appraisal Tab.
As it now exists, the Analysis Pane includes a tabular report on file format distributions in a given transfer as well as pie charts that depict this range by (a) number of files per format and (b) total volume of the respective formats:
|Whose size? TreeSize!|
|The Colors, Children!|
a Python-based reporting tool for born-digital files that builds on Richard Lehane's Siegfried. Brunnhilde runs Siegfried against a specified directory, loads the results into a sqlite3 database, and queries the database to generate CSV reports to aid in triage, arrangement, and description of digital archives. Reports include:
- Sorted file format list with count
- Sorted file format and version list with count
- Sorted mimetype list with count
- All files with Siegfried errors
- All files with Siegfried warnings
- All unidentified files
- All duplicates (based on a Siegfried-generated md5 hash)
- Introduce functionality into Archivematica that will permit users to review, appraise, deaccession, and arrange content in a new "Appraisal and Arrangement" tab in the system dashboard.
- Load (and create) ASpace archival object records in the Archivematica "Appraisal and Arrangement" tab and then drag and drop content onto the appropriate archival objects to define Submission Information Packages (SIPs) that will in turn be described as 'digital objects' in ASpace and deposited as discrete 'items' in DSpace.
- Create new archival object and digital object records in ASpace and associate the latter with DSpace handles to provide URIs/'href' values for <dao> elements in exported EADs.