Content migration

Based on some discussion at last night's Boston Drupal Meetup, I'm thinking about pursing content migration as a specialty when I get my consulting business fully launched. I've dealt with that in my previous consulting life, and in the current day job went through a major (2-year) data migration project, so as I said on my blog I know a little bit about fitting round data into square rows. Some initial research to do:

  1. Search all the relevant Drupal sites and blogs - see what other people's experiences have been, what tools they've used, etc.
  2. Competitive analysis - what businesses out there offer this kind of service (not just involving Drupal)?
  3. Lay out strategies. Is the source a database dump? Is it available as an XML feed? Or is it a mishmash of FrontPage-generated HTML (yikes!)?