January 31, 2014

Acceptance Test Videos: APTrust is committed to open development and has been posting videos of the latest round of acceptance testing on the APTrust Administrative Interface to the APTrust YouTube channel. The videos feature the week to week state of the application while in development and is how the team accepts or rejects feature requests when team members are distributed across the country. In case the community would find it interesting to see the process of APTrust being made, we wanted to post these videos publicly in hopes it gives an idea of what the application will look like and how the progress is going on our development. Keep in mind as you view these videos that this is testing of an application as it is being developed, so you're likely to see bugs or unfinished features but that is the entire point of the testing, to uncover bugs and help the developers understand if we hit the mark at least on our requested features. Keep an eye on the APTrust Youtube channel for more videos as testing continues but here are the recordings from our first two sessions. A third session should be posted in the following week.

February 12, 2014

Preparation for Testing Begins: Eight member institutions have volunteered to test the APTrust administrative content management interface as well as to develop a methodology for creating bags using the BagIt protocol.  The CCAG ingest volunteers are:

  • Columbia University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Virginia

A joint meeting of the content and technology groups was held February 6th to discuss shared bagging strategy.  Once that strategy is established, the volunteers will begin ingesting content into APTrust in March and April.  Stay tuned for further developments! The Content and Certification Advisory Group (CCAG) is charged to study and make recommendations to the Board in the areas of content selection, workflows, metadata, certification, rights management, and what is practical and achievable.  It seeks the advice of the Technology Advisory Group for technology matters that impact content and convenes working groups to achieve aligned goals.','

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