Image collection migration : Internet Archive to Omeka 

Here’s a little experiment, wherein I use the good ol’ internetarchive Python library to create a CSV suitable for Omeka’s CSV Import plugin, with the goal of migrating an image collection.  Omeka’s CSV importer allows files stored online to be automatically imported by URL, so one can just point to the IA download link for the image rather than deal with local files.

Transporting large batches of content and metadata from IA to Omeka could have a number of uses. beyond migrating one’s own collections across platforms, this could be used as a quick way to build thematic Omeka collections using free materials from across IA by integrating this code with the more advanced search functionality of the internetarchive package (or using parts of the script to proces results from IA’s advanced search tool).

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