The SIMP Tool: Facilitating Digital Library, Metadata, and Preservation Workflow at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library


SIMP Tool, CONTENTdm, Submission Information Metadata Packaging, workflow


This article presents a case study of the Submission Information Metadata Packaging (SIMP) tool developed at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library. The Library designed this platform-independent tool to facilitate the deposit of descriptive metadata and derivative formats into CONTENTdm, the Library's current digital asset management system. It also supports the submission of technical metadata and archival content into the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system. The Marriott Library deliberately developed the SIMP tool to accommodate multiple workflows and ingestion processes in a modular fashion, which allows the Library to easily modify the tool to extend its functionality to other digital asset management and preservation systems or enterprise repositories.

Original Publication Citation

Neatrour, A., Brunsvik, M., Buckner, S., McBride, B., and Myntti, J. (2014) The SIMP Tool: Facilitating digital library, metadata, and preservation workflow at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. D-Lib Magazine, 20(7/8). doi:10.1045/july2014-neatrour

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date



Corporation for National Research Initiatives




Harold B. Lee Library

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor