Processing digitization output¶
If an institution has created master and derivative digitized objects, Archivematica can recognize the relationships between them and generate a DIP from access or service copies included in the transfer.
For digitized output with pre-existing access derivatives:
- In the top level of the transfer directory, create a subdirectory called access (no capitalization).
- Place the master digital objects in the transfer directory.
- Place the access copies in the access directory. Note: the master and access copies must have the same filename, although the extensions can be different. For example, image-1.tif (master) and image-1.jpg (access).
- Process the transfer.
- At the normalization step, choose “Do not normalize”.
- Archivematica will keep the master digital objects in the AIP and generate a DIP from the copies in the access directory.
For digitized output with pre-existing service copies:
- If there are service copies (for example, intermediate-state video formats that may be edited versions of the master copies), in the the top level of the transfer directory create a subdirectory called service (no capitalization). Place the service copies in this subdirectory. As with the access copies, the filenames must match those of the master digitized objects.
- If there is an access directory with access derivatives, process the transfer as before, choosing “Do not normalize”. Archivematica will generate a DIP from the objects in the access directory. If there are no access derivatives, choose “Normalize service files for access”; Archivematica will generate access derivatives from the service copies.
- The service copies will be retained along with the master digitized objects in the AIP and Archivematica will capture their derivation relationships in the AIP METS file.
- A sample digitization output transfer is included in Archivematica’s sampledata: sampledata/SampleTransfers/DigitizationOutput.
For a detailed example of one institution’s digitized output ingest workflow using Archivematica 0.8, see City of Vancouver’s digital conservator, Sue Bigelow’s presentation on Slideshare: Archivematica 0.8 for Digitized Content.