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Goal 1: Implement Alma and Leganto

LTS Oversight: Laura Morse

Benefit: Modernize core library system to enable libraries to collect, describe, and manage blended print, electronic, and digital collections

Milestones:

July 2018:  target for Alma "go live"

Related project(s): Alma Implementation Project

Key Library Stakeholders:

  • Information & Technical Services
  • Access Services
  

Goal 2: Build and launch digital collection platform for digitized collections

LTS Oversight: Randy Stern

Benefit: Improve access and delivery of Harvard's digital collections

Milestones:

September 2017:  Launch CNA

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December 2017:  Complete ST Lee digital collection prototype

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TBD 2018:  Plan for next phase of digital collection platform development 

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September 2018:  Migration of Virtual Collections to Spotlight platform 

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November 2018:  Migration of TED Collections to new platform

Related project(s):

Goal 13: Decommission Tamino

Key Library Stakeholders:

  • Access & Discovery Standing Committee
  

Goal 3: Build and launch new UI for archives and decommission OASIS

LTS Oversight: Abigail Bordeaux

Benefit: Make archival collections easier to find and use

Milestones:

April 2018:  Complete development of new Public User Interface for ArchivesSpace ArchivesSpace 

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May 2018: Launch new PUI

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July 2018: Decommission OASIS


Related project(s):

Goal 13: Decommission Tamino


Key Library Stakeholders:

  • Access & Discovery Standing Committee
  

Goal 4: Linked Data for Libraries - Mellon funded project (Ld4l Labs)

LTS Oversight: Randy Stern

Benefit: Cultivate transformation of information search by experimenting with linked data, meeting Mellon grant objectives

Milestones:

September 2017:  Complete linked data converter for Harvard Film Archive metadata

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June 2018:  (Grant extension end) Prototype patron view of linked data for Geospatial metadata 

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Related project(s): LD4L at Harvard

Key Library Stakeholders

  • Information & Technical Services

Goal 5: Support implementation of new Harvard Library website

LTS Oversight: Corinna Baksik

Benefit: A seamless user experience for users searching Hollis and digital collections. 

Milestones:

September 2017:  Vendor selection

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January 2018: Beta Launch (selected pages)  

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August 2018: Launch


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Key Library Stakeholders:

  • HL Communications

Goal 6: Rewrite Email Archiving Service (EAS) as open source

LTS Oversight: Anthony Moulen

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Goal 7: DRS Developments: audio format migration and easier deposits

LTS Oversight: Abigail Bordeaux

Benefit: Ensure delivery of aging audio collections; pilot format migration strategies and techniques; improve efficiency and usability of deposit tools

Milestones:

March 2018: Complete DRS work to support audio migration

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June 2018: Complete audio format migration

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Key Library Stakeholders:

  • Preservation, Conservation, and Digital Imaging
  • Access & Discovery Standing Committee

Goal 8: Integrate VIA into HOLLIS+

LTS Oversight: Corinna Baksik

Benefit: Use HOLLIS+ as interim replacement for VIA and retire aging VIA platform

Milestones:

July 2017: Launch beta release

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August 2017: Retire VIA public user interface

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Related project(s):

Goal 13: Decommission Tamino


Key Library Stakeholders:

  • Access & Discovery Standing Committee

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Goal 9: Complete migration of applications out of 60 Oxford St. and maximize use of Cloud

LTS Oversight: Sharon Bayer

Benefit: 

Milestones:  work will be defined and tracked at bi-monthly infrastructure review meetings

Key Library Stakeholders:

  • All

Goal 10: Upgrade HOLLIS+ user interface

LTS Oversight: Corinna Baksik

Benefit: Move to supported version of Ex Libris Software with additional user features. Integrate with Alma backend.

Milestones:

October 2017: Beta Launch

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March 2018: FullLaunch 

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July 2018: Alma Integration

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Key Library Stakeholders:

  • Access & Discovery Standing Committee

Goal 11: Identify and execute high priority technical debt issues

LTS Oversight: Sharon Bayer

Benefit: Modernize high-use aging apps; retire low-use legacy apps to enable resource reallocation

Milestones:  TBD;  work will be defined and tracked at bi-monthly infrastructure review meetings

Key Library Stakeholders:

  • All

Goal 12: Decommission WAX

LTS Oversight: Abigail Bordeaux

Benefit: Retire old technology and consolidate discovery for web archives into one user interface (Archive-It)

Milestones:

March 2018:  Transfer all web harvests from WAX to ArchiveIt 

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March 2018: Decommission of WAX by LTS Operations team team 

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Key Library Stakeholders:

  • All

Goal 13: Decommission Tamino

LTS Oversight: Randy Stern

Benefit: Retire old technology

Milestones: 

June 2018:  Decommission VIA 

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February 2018:  Decommission OASIS

May 2018:  Decommission Virtual Collections

July 2018:  Decommission TED

July 2018:   Decommission Tamino

  Key Library Stakeholders

  • All

Goal 14: Stabilize DASH and Vireo

LTS Oversight: Randy Stern

Benefit: Supportable platforms for OSC

Milestones:

August 2017:  DASH to the cloud

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December 2017:  Vireo (ETDs) to the cloud 

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Key Library Stakeholders:

  • All

Goal 15: Upgrade IDS and SDS

LTS Oversight: Abigail Bordeaux

Benefit: Improve user interface and experience, retire old technology, and eliminate technical debt

Milestones:

January 2018: New SDS released

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March May 2018: New IDS API released released 

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April 2018: New IDS UI released

 

Key Library Stakeholders:

  • All

Goal 16: Improve communication with Harvard Library

LTS Oversight: Tracey Robinson

Benefit:  Communication channels between LTS and HL are continuously evolvingto meet needs across the spectrum of libraries and levels of staff throughout Harvard Libraries.  Improving communication in FY18 will include re-establishing LTS@work newsletter, improving the LTS website, assessing and refining support center processes, as well as building a stronger relationship with the IT advisory group for tracking and adjusting priority projects using service roadmaps

Milestones: 

August 2017: Plan for improvements for Support Center - Optimizing use of new FP, ticket reporting, methods to increase turnaround on tickets and reduce "black hole" issues 

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October 2017: resume LTS@work newsletter

January 2018: plan for improvements to LTS website


Key Library Stakeholders:

  • All
  • LTS Support team
  • ITAG

Goal 17: DRS metadata migration cleanup

LTS Oversight: Abigail Bordeaux

Benefit: Build firm foundation to support access to library digital collections and long term preservation; retire old technology

Milestones:

February 2018: Complete opaque container migration 

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April 2018: All metadata migrated from DRS1

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Related project(s):

Goal 7

Key Library Stakeholders:

  • All

Goal 18: Improve production turnover process

LTS Oversight: Anthony Moulen

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Key Library Stakeholders:

  • All

Goal 19:  Rationalize and update documentation for interoperability tools, API's open metadata, etc.

LTS Oversight: Robin Wendler

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Key Library Stakeholders:

  • All

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