Archivematica 1.10.1 est notre dernière version.

Transferts DSpace

Archivematica can act to facilitate a « dark archive » for a DSpace repository - i.e. providing back-end preservation functionality while DSpace remains the user deposit and access system.


Archivematica has been tested using exports from DSpace 1.7.x. Ingest has not been tested on exports from DSpace 1.8.x; however, there were no changes in the DSpace AIP export structure between 1.7.x and 1.8.x so it is anticipated that performance will be identical.

  1. The transfer should be structured similar to the one in Archivematica’s sample data at sampledata/SampleTransfers/DSpaceExport. This is a standard DSpace export with one DSpace AIP for the collection-level description and one for each of the deposited objects.
A DSpace export with collection and item-level zipped files


The inclusion of the collection level export (eg is not mandatory.

  1. A typical zipped item folder will contain the uploaded object plus a license file, a METS file and possibly an OCR text file. An example is shown below:
A DSpace item export
  • bitstream_39691_txt = fichier texte de la ROC
  • bitstream_8272.pdf = l’objet déposé dans DSpace
  • bitstream_8273 = fichier de licence
  • mets.xml = le fichier METS pour l’objet
  1. To process, configure the source directory containing the transfer in the Administration tab of the browser. See Administrator manual - Transfer source directories.
  2. Sous l’onglet Transfert, utilisez le menu déroulant pour sélectionner le type de transfert DSpace.
DSpace transfer type

Ensuite, accédez au répertoire source approprié et ajoutez y votre transfert DSpace.

Add DSpace export from source directory
  1. Lorsque le transfert DSpace est chargé sur le tableau de bord, cliquez sur Commencer le transfert afin de débuter le traitement.
DSpace transfer micro services
  1. At the normalization step, choose « Normalize for preservation ».
Select Normalize for preservation for DSpace export
  1. The METS file for the AIP will show fileGrps for the different file types: original, submissionDocumentation (the mets.xml files), preservation, license and text/ocr.
An excerpt from a METS file for an Archivematica AIP that has been generated from a DSpace export

Each object in the AIP has 2 dmdSecs. The first contains Xpointers to descriptive and rights metadata in the original mets.xml files exported from DSpace. The second reflects the parent-child relationship between a DSpace object and its community/collection, using the handles as identifiers:

Excerpt from Archivematica METS file showing dmdSec for DSpace export.

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