AVP partnered with our colleagues at Berea College Special Collections & Archives to support three major data migrations into new archive and preservation management systems.
The team at Berea had previously selected and begun implementation of their new systems. Our role was to support data transformation and migration from legacy systems into the new systems.
Microsoft Word Finding Aids to Archon
After analyzing a wide array of Berea’s 200+ text-based finding aids, we developed a custom data scraping script to extract the box list inventories from each Word document. The script transformed that information into delimited text data that could be imported directly into Berea’s Archon instance.
Additionally, we customized Berea’s Archon import functionality to support a custom hierarchy during the import process.