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Self-migrating assets and metadata from one digital asset management system (DAMS) to another is a large undertaking. This is particularly the case for a small academic library without IT support. At Loyola Marymount University's William H. Hannon Library, we recently self-migrated from CONTENTdm to the Adam Matthew Digital Quartex platform. Through this experience, we learned several important outcomes in assessing and processing the digital assets and metadata for the new system. This presentation will focus on those processes and workflows done between extraction and ingestion into the new system. For the digital assets, we will provide strategies for inventorying the digital masters; taking multiple file naming conventions and bringing into one standard; embedding metadata; and handling both single and compound objects. We will offer assessment and workflows for transforming descriptive metadata and how to pull collection-based metadata inconsistencies into a consistent Dublin Core schema. Lastly, we will provide strategies to align the digital collections with Archives & Special Collections' record groups and collections