What is LadyBird?
LadyBird is a collection of web-based applications, client applications designed
to accommodate a variety of workflows for the purpose of metadata production and
digital media processing (e.g. creating files for web presentation) and preservation.
LadyBird would replace current processing tools and route digital assets to the
DAM, a website, or a preservation repository such as Fedora.
LadyBird is, in essence, the back-end of Yale’s Digital Library, the system in which
metadata and digital assets are processed and housed, and the source used to populate
the Digital Library.
LadyBird is not a public interface, a replacement for Voyager, a preservation repository,
bulk storage for digitized materials, or a Digital Asset Management System.
LadyBird does not store digital assets (it has limited resources for storage) but
offers temporary storage of master files before they are transferred to the DAM
or digital preservation venues. It is recommended that all digital assets going
to the DAM would be processed by LadyBird but not all digital assets would be required
to go to the DAM. Library units could decide where they would want the image to
It is possible to import metadata from Voyager, YFAD (EAD PID) as well as bulk imports
using Excel spreadsheet. Objects may also be cataloged individually.