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ESDN Documentation

Workflow and technical documentation for the Empire State Digital Network. General project information and documentation is available on our [website] (

Sets for DPLA Harvesting

ESDN provides DPLA with a list of sets, organized by OAI setSpec from our REPOX instance, for harvesting on a bimonthly schedule. The current list of sets ready for harvesting is available in the sets-for-DPLA-harvesting folder.

ESDN Metadata Documents

ESDN maps all partner metadata to a set of MODS elements aligned with DPLA's [Metadata Application Profile] (

[ESDN Metadata Profile] (

[ESDN Field Requirements] (

[ESDN Mapping Worksheet] (

Heidrun Mappings

[Mapping for ESDN] ( from Heidrun, DPLA's metadata ingestion and QA system

DPLA MAP Crosswalks

Hub Crosswalks for [DPLA MAP V. 4] ( are also available.

QA Tools

ESDN has adapted tools from North Carolina's DPLA Service Hub, the [North Carolina Digital Heritage Center] (, for our partner's use.

[DPLA OAI Aggregation Tools] (

[DPLA Submission Pre-Check] (