[Duraspace] Taking Control: Identifying Motivations for Migrating Library Digital Asset Management Systems

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 18:45:30 SAST 2015

This paper analyzes and discusses results from "Identifying Motivations for
DAMS Migration: A Survey," which traces institutions' motivations for
migrating from one DAMS to another. Using data from the survey, the
researchers ask two questions: "What motivations prompted institutions to
migrate from one DAMS to another?" and "In what directions are institutions
moving?" *The researchers find that respondents desire more local control
over the library DAMS and, when faced with the decision to migrate,
institutions are more often than not choosing open source software systems.*
The researchers conclude the paper by reviewing lessons learned from the
research methodology and discussing future areas of exploration related to
this study. The findings of this study can inform future DAMS selection and


*​Also see: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/List_of_Repository_Software
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