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DOR common-accessioning Robots

An overview of the workflow

You can see the steps of the workflow in config/workflows/accessionWF

You can see the dependencies and settings for each step in config/workflows/accessionWF/process-config.yaml


Should be run from the root of the robot project Assumes there's a ROBOT_ROOT/.rvmrc file that will load the correct ruby version and gemset, if necessary

robot_root$ ruby ./bin/run_robot accessionWF publish

With Options Options must be placed BEFORE workflow and robot name:

robot_root$ ruby ./bin/run_robot --druid druid:12345 accessionWF publish

From cron:

* * * * bash -- -c 'cd /path/to/robot_root && ruby./bin/run_robot.rb accessionWF publish' > /home/deploy/crondebug.log 2>&1

Lite Objects

If you want to create a minimal Dor::Item that will exercise most of the common-accessioning robots, you can create a Dor::AccessionLite object. To use:

  • Go to the root of the deployed common-accessioning project
  • To create a new Lite object, run the following:
  ./bin/lite_obj create
  • To reset the accessionWF workflow for a lite object, run the following:
 ./bin/lite_obj reset {druid}

The actual accessionWF being used is read from the file: ROBOT_ROOT/config/workflows/accessionWF/lite.xml

Non-standard Robots

  • public_xml_updater, aka republisher - Republishes public XML if certain datastreams have been updated in Fedora Started with the bin/run_republisher_daemon script. See that script for start/stop syntax
  • embargo_release Run from cron once a day to release items that are no longer under embargo

Running tests

A simple "rake" should do everything you need


See Capfile for deployment instructions


  • 1.7.0 Robots are now versioning-aware
  • 1.7.4 Updated dor-services to get latest moab-versioning.
  • 1.7.14 Desc metadata robot will raise and exception if the desc metadata couldnt be populated
  • 1.7.16 Update jhove-service to v1.0.2
  • 1.7.17 Updated dor-services to v3.21.0.
  • 1.8.0 Added disseminationWF:cleanup robot
  • 1.10.0 Embargo release of 20% visible items
  • 1.12.0 Latest dor-services and ruby 1.9.3 compatibility