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. It uses Drupal as a front-end and deploys other open-source technologies, such as Fedora and Solr, to deliver a complete digital assets management solution. Originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, Islandora is now implemented and supported by an ever-growing international community.
Islandora and all of its components are completely open-source and free to use. Learn more about Islandora 8.
You may know Alan from his answers on the user and dev listservs, from Islandora Camp, and - if you're lucky - from one of his post-conference barbecues. I asked Alan a few questions about himself and his contributions to Islandora, and here's what he had to say:
Please tell us a little about yourself. What do you do when you’re not at work?Read More
Have you ever wanted to checksum your objects when you ingest them? Well, now we have a way to do it in the Drupal 7 version of Islandora: Islandora Checksum.
Islandora Checksum is a simple module that allows repository managers to enable the creation of a checksum for objects. If enabled, the following checksum algorithms are available: MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-385, SHA-512. Note: This is will checksum all datastreams.
To install it, simply clone the module into your drupal modules folder and enable it in drupal. Then turn on checksum creation (admin/islandora/checksum), and select the checksum algorithm you would like to use.
Finally, a big giant thank you to Adam Vessey for critiquing and improving my initial implementation!
Questions, comments, concerns, fire away!
Please note this module requires the latest Islandora commit to function properly.
As always, thank you Nick. You're awesome.Read More
From David Wilcox at discoverygarden Inc: