Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework.  Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community.

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Community Contributors We Know & Love: The Nick Ruest Edition

4 years 8 months

If you're landing on this post, then you probably already know the strengths and challenges of an open-source approach to software development. With Islandora, we strive to maximize the strengths, and meet the challenges. But, let's face it - any open-source project can only ever be as good as its contributors.

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Islandora at APLA

4 years 8 months

Hey APLA bound Islandora users! You may want to check out the following Islandora-ish sessions at next week's conference:

Legislative documents, institutional repositories, and goat anatomy. What more could you ask for?

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Security in Islandora

4 years 8 months

XACML (pronounced Zac-Mull around here)  stands for eXtensible Access Control Markup Language - it’s an access control policy language implemented in XML, part of the Fedora security framework, and lies at the heart of Islandora’s security model.

XACML documents are stored and enforced in one of two places - either at the root of the Fedora installation (called a repository-wide policy, because it will affect the whole repository) or at the object level (as a datastream). A XACML policy defines what can be created, read, updated, or deleted in any object in the Fedora repository, and by whom. As a side note, I was charmed to find out that Create Read Update and Delete functions are often referred to using the acronym CRUD. XACML policies can be written for any CRUD function, and for a role, a user, or even an IP (computer or server) address.

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