This guide offers a workflow for ingesting and migrating newspaper content into the CTDA. As with many things in the system, there are multiple ways that you can approach adding newspaper issues to the repository. We have found that the workflow set out below works best for ingesting newspaper content using the spreadsheet ingest module.
The steps below outline how to configure three separate spreadsheets for ingest. In theory, all of this work can be done in one spreadsheet, and you may get to a point where you can do just that. But to start, we have found that working with each type of content individually (newspaper title objects, newspaper issue objects, and newspaper page objects) in its own spreadsheet causes less confusion.
You can work on all three spreadsheets at once, and then ingest them one after another on the same day, or you can work on one at a time, and ingest them days or weeks apart. How fast or slowly you work on newspapers is up to you and your schedule. But, you have to follow the order set out below (we don't like to use the word must at all, but for this process we must):
You must ingest a newspaper object in order to have newspaper issues display as desired in the repository.
You must ingest newspaper issues before newspaper pages if you want the pages to display as desired.
While doing these steps out of order will not be a complete disaster, it is difficult to get everything to appear as desired, and offers the potential for more errors in the process.
Steps needed to ingest newspapers using spreadsheet ingest