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Harvesting Process Timeline

Visual Flowchart

Wondering what this process looks like at a higher level? Here’s a visual flowchart to give you an overview. If you’d prefer a written overview, please refer to the list below the graphic.

Written Overview

  1. A signed Contributor Agreement is returned to Ohio Digital Network (ODN).
  2. A metadata check and remediation is done at a contributing institution.
  3. Collections to be harvested are identified by the contributing institution, or if needed, ODN guides a metadata remediation process.
  4. Another metadata check and remediation is done at a contributing institution.
  5. The ODN staff completes a preliminary metadata quality control.
  6. DPLA harvests metadata from ODN.
  7. Harvested collections from Ohio are now available to use on DPLA.

If you have any questions regarding this timeline, don’t hesitate to contact us using our general inquiry form.