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Merritt Roadmap for 2013

Objective

Status/Updates

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

In-progress; anticipated completion by July 2013

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

In-progress; anticipated completion by July 2013

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

In-progress; anticipated completion by July 2013

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

Planning stages

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

Not started

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

In-progress

Conduct load testing of Merritt

In-progress

Publish new pricing model and service agreement for Merritt depositors

In-progress; anticipated completion by July 2013

Create a new service/landing page for Merritt

Planning stages; anticipated completion by August 2013

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

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

Ongoing.  Storage, Ingest, and Fixity is now available on BitBucket: https://bitbucket.org/merritt/ .

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

Planning stages


The following proposed enhancements follow the numbering scheme outlined in "Merritt, EZID, and the Web Archiving Service Enhancements and Development Activities" (Rev. 0.1 – 2012-02-02)

Enhancement

Priority

Status

Target Timeframe for Completion

3.1.1. Visibility of key metadata elements, including author/creator affiliation, journal citation, and abstract

High

Completed 

June 2012: 1st iteration (support for native Dublin Core records)

3.1.2. Exposure of content for search engine indexing

Medium

In-process

June 2012

3.1.4. Mediated communication between consumers and providers

Medium (email only; low for a more robust solution)

Completed 

June 2012: 1st iteration (utilize XTF as display layer to show curator / depositor contact information, for consumer / researcher inquiries)

3.1.5. Branding

Medium

Completed

June 2012: 1st iteration (utilize XTF as display layer)

3.1.6. DataONE Member Node

High

Completed

July 2012

3.2.1. Support for multiple metadata schemas

High

Completed

June 2012: 1st iteration (support for native Dublin Core records)

3.2.3. Simplified submission workflows for single objects

High

Completed

June 2012: Includes refactoring of object updates (no need to resubmit entire object)

3.3.1. Anonymous public access to designated collections and objects

High

Completed

June 2012

3.3.2. Click-through Data Use Agreements

High

Completed

TBD.  Target timeframe is summer 2012

3.3.3. Distinct access rules for metadata and content

High

Completed

June 2012

3.3.4. Limited time embargoes

Medium

Not started

TBD

3.3.5. Self-service user account registration

Low

Not started

TBD

3.6.1. SDSC Cloud storage

High

In-process

TBD.  SLA completed with SDSC

3.6.2. Migrate DPR collections to Merritt

Medium

In-process

TBD.  Developing plan to move content

3.7. Integrate Merritt with DataONE repositories

High

Completed

July 2012

4.1. Micro-services community building

Medium

Ongoing


5.1. Cost accounting and pricing model for Merritt

High

In-process


5.2. Trusted Repository Audit and Certification (TRAC) for Merritt

High

In-process

began Aug. 2012

5.3. Data Publication

High

Not started

TBD


 

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