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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Security in Islandora

5 years 7 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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Islandora Camp T-Shirt Contest

5 years 7 months

Islandora Camp is holding a contest to pick a logo for this year's camp t-shirts.

A full list of the contest rules and guidelines is available here, but the key points are:

  • Deadline is June 1st
  • Enter by email
  • Anyone with an interest in Islandora is welcome to enter - no camp registration neccessary
  • The winner will be picked by a vote from camp attendees
  • The Prizes are:
    • A free (or refunded) registration to Islandora Camp
    • A free registration to Open Repositories 2013
    • Two extra t-shirts
    • Our acknowledgement that you're awesome

This is the first time we're reaching out to the community for an event that depends so highly on your active participation, but we believe the Islandora Community punches way above its weight in terms of engagement and creativity, so we're sure you'll do us proud.

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Islandora Minute: Apache Solr

5 years 7 months

When first coming to discoverygarden, I was overwhelmed with a number of acronyms and terms that instantly flew over my business-minded head. One term that I often heard was Solr, which in my mind was spelt “solar” making it difficult to find on the internet and learn about on my own time. After some more thorough research and digging I came to find that what Solr does is something that I had been taking for granted for the better part of my life.

Islandora uses Apache Solr as its search engine. Solr is an open source enterprise search engine and is a part of the Apache Lucene project. Lucene itself began in 1999 and became part of the Apache Software Foundation’s family in 2001. Solr came along in 2004 as an internal search engine at CNET Networks which later donated the source code to Apache.


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