We’re writing to check in on our progress with implementing Combine as our metadata aggregation software for PA Digital. We're planning to have a soft launch of Combine with our September harvest and would like to get your input on anything we should be coordinating with you to successfully roll this out, or anything we should be aware of as we continue our work. We’ve been busy testing out the migration from our current aggregator to Combine, updating our XSLT to process new collections, working on a Blacklight interface for QA, and getting input from our internal metadata team.
Here is a draft of our updated PA Digital to MAPv5 crosswalk spreadsheet (see column highlighted in yellow): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BlILJmQnMytv1OZdC0y5xuoqDIfruY8PBHZk8a075-8/edit#gid=860734858.
Following Scott’s suggestion, we largely relied on QDC and supplemented with other namespaces as needed. Since Combine gives us way more flexibility, we tried to use properties used in MAPv5 to simplify the crosswalk.
Access to our OAI feed: http://combine.padigital.org/combine/oai
Let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to review or if you’d like to set up a call to discuss this more. Thanks!