BBC - Content Migration

by Jamie Lentin on Jun 06, 2011
Analyse data, create new XML schemas and suite of transforms

The BBC required data to be migrated from a bespoke XML content management tool to the Alfresco WCM, a XSD-driven XML content mangement tool. For this we:-

  • Architected a new suite of XSD schemas that all existing data would translate to, removed any annoyances and shortcoming in the exiting schemas. The result being a set of schemas that Alfresco could understand and edit.
  • Created a set of XSL transforms that could transform any existing content item to one of the new schemas
  • Created an automated pipeline that could take an entire content dump, transform and re-organize the XML files, validating that all complied with the new XSD.