Cabaniss Software

From UA Libraries Digital Services Planning and Documentation

Software For You!

The above link is to open source software we developed for you to use to implement this model 
of digitization regardless of your method of delivering the finding aid online. 

Below are the versions of this software we developed and used locally for "Digitizing the S. D. Cabaniss Papers," an NHPRC-funded grant project. It is specific to our implementation and delivery system.

  • to check filenames: Windows Perl script. File:CabanissCheck.txt
  • to make JPEGS on Windows using ImageMagick: Windows Perl script. File:MakeJpegsWindowsVersion.txt
  • to repair multiple JPEG problem created due to multiple tiffs in a tiff file: Linux Perl script. File:RepairJpegs.txt
  • Perl script to make JPEGS on the Linux server from content located on a mounted Windows area, writing the JPEGs to the server and correcting for any problems: File:MakeCabanissJpegs.txt
  • to link content into the EAD. Depends on our local implementation of persistent URLs. Linux Perl script File:LinkContent.txt
  • to generate very minimal MODS files for each item: Linux Perl script. File:GenerateMods.txt Depends on MODS template found here Cabaniss_MODS_Template
  • to distribute MODS, EAD and JPEGS into live web directories for pickup by delivery system: Linux Perl script. File:MakeItLive.txt
  • to copy the latest version of the EAD live after indexing has occurred for the new content: File:EadLive.txt
  • Perl script to move the archival content from a mounted Windows area into a deposits directory on the Linux server, deleting the copies from the Windows side after verifying that the copy was successful: File:MoveCabanissContent.txt
  • File:CountByBox.txt is a Linux Perl script for the Cabaniss project, that gives us a count by box number of how many files are in the archive, and how many live on the web.
  • to test the file names prior to archiving: File:TestNums.txt
  • to archive the content long-term in LOCKSS: File:RelocateCabaniss.txt

This same software is available in a form which allows you to enter in the collection number, here: Mass_Content_Software More software available here: Scripts