Publication Date

8-2011

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Comments

Poster presented at the Society for American Archivists' 2011 Annual Meeting.

Abstract

My colleagues and I assessed the workflow for data ingest at the Odum Archive at the University of North Carolina. We then made recommendations based on our analysis of the system. This poster discusses the most important recommendation that we gave the staff of the archive. We suggested that they create a script which would automate the steps in the workflow that involve a single point of failure. With the script, the single point of failure remains, but the risk of error has been significantly lessened.