DRS & Delivery Services Documentation

Links to guidelines, procedures, and other resources associated with the use of DRS and its delivery services. This includes current DRS (DRS1) and the new DRS (DRS2).

DRS1 Tools
Resource title
DRS1 Batch Builder desktop client
DRS1 Web Admin
DMart - DRS1 Audio Deposit Tool
DRS1 Batch queue status (Test)
DRS1 Batch queue status (Prod)
DRS1 User Documentation
Resource title Format(s) Rev. date
Important URLs for DRS Depositors pdf
DRS1 Batch Builder User Guide html | pdf
DRS1 Web Admin User Guide html | pdf
DRS1 User Manual for Dataloading html | pdf
DRS1 SMIL Depositor Instructions doc
DRS1 Sample SMIL DRS batch.xml file txt (xml)
DRS1 Image Metadata Supplement pdf
DRS1 Audio Metadata Supplement pdf
DRS2 Tools
Resource title
DRS2 Batch Builder desktop client
DRS2 Web Admin
DRS2 Batch queue status (Test)
DRS2 Batch queue status (Prod)
Wordshack (controlled vocabulary maintenance system)
DRS2 Documentation
Resource title Format(s) Rev. date
DRS2 Quick Start Guide pdf
DRS2 Batch Builder User Guide html | pdf
DRS2 Web Admin User Guide html | pdf
     
File Renaming (using THE Rename utility) pdf
     
Inputs and Outputs (for audio objects) pdf
Inputs and Outputs (for color profiles) pdf
Inputs and Outputs (for document objects) pdf
Inputs and Outputs (for opaque objects) pdf
Inputs and Outputs (for PDS objects) pdf
Inputs and Outputs (for still images) pdf
Inputs and Outputs (for target objects) pdf
Inputs and Outputs (for text objects) pdf
     
DRS2 Content Models pdf
DRS2 Metadata Reference pdf
DRS2 Glossary pdf
DRS2 Release Notes pdf
     
MD5 Sources
Resource title
MD5 Summer (GUI Windows)
Freeware that allows you to checksum a single file or entire directory.
Fsum frontend (GUI Windows)
Free open source advanced file integrity checker.
MD5sum (Command Line Windows): part of GNU for Windows Utilties package.
Syntax: "md5sum [\path\file]
MD5 (Mac): built in OSX command line tool. Syntax: "md5 [/path/file]"
FTP Clients Compatible with the DRS Loader
Resource title Rev. date
Windows clients:  
   WinSCP. A simple, free GUI client  
   Putty. A simple, free client  
   SSH Secure Shell. In the past -- an advanced free-for-non-comercial-use ssh/sftp client. The newest versions have been re-branded as SSH Tectia and are no longer free. The last free version can be downloaded from ftp.ssh.com  
   FileZilla. Advanced free open source client  
Mac clients:  
   sftp. A command-line utility from the Terminal  
   Fugu. A graphical frontend to OSX sftp.  
   lftp. Command-line file transfer program with job queueing.  
   Transmit. Shareware Mac utility  
   Cyberduck. GPL license.  
   Fetch. Full-featured SFTP client for Mac OSX. Shareware.  
   FileZilla. Advanced free open source client.  
Presentations
Resource title Format(s) Rev. date
DRS 2 Demonstration of 2014 Enhancements Demo recording (MP4; 72min.)
Slides (PDF)
DRS 2 Metadata Migration (June 25, 2013 presentation) PPT 6/25/13
DRS & DRS 2 (Aug. 7, 2012 presentation) PPT 8/10/12
DRS Overview 2012 (flyer) PDF 2012
DRS 2 Orientation PPT 9/30/2010
DRS 2 PPT 10/28/2009
Digital Repository Service (DRS) PPT 4/26/2010
A Repository in Prose PPT 5/2009
Harvard's Digital Repository Architecture PPT 12/2009