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Merritt Roadmap for 2013



Migrate the backend Merritt server environment from physical servers to Virtual Machines (VM)


Publish new pricing sheet and service agreement for Merritt depositors

Completed. UC affiliate pricing sheet and cost model information available here (see "Merritt TCP cost and price model")

Migrate collections from the legacy Digital Preservation Repository (DPR) to Merritt


Transition Merritt's storage infrastructure to San Diego Supercomputer Center’s cloud storage

In-progress; anticipated completion by July August Sept 2013 April 2014

Explore Merritt integrations with additional storage infrastructures, to extend replication of collections


Support Merritt integration with Digital Asset Management System proposed for the UC Digital Library Collection framework

Early stages

Extend Merritt’s MySQL-based Inventory service to improve search and display of Merritt content


Conduct load testing of Merritt


Create a new service/landing page for Merritt

Planning stages; anticipated completion by December 2013 June 2014

Create a new search/browse interface for publicly-accessible collections in Merritt. Includes potential to expose content for search engine indexing

Planning stages

Support for limited time embargoes on content in Merritt (depositors can indicate when a restricted item can be made available for public access)

Not started

Self-service Merritt user account registration (enable depositors to create new accounts)

Not started

Conduct internal TRAC-based audit of Merritt

Ongoing; internal audit details available here

Package Merritt’s underlying micro-services for distribution, as open-source code

Ongoing. Storage, Ingest, and Fixity is now available on BitBucket:

Explore developing capacity for hosting and publishing “data papers” in Merritt

Planning stages

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