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.

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Islandora Checksums - New from Nick Ruest

6 years 2 months

Islandora Community contributor Nick Ruest is working his way towards more little pink photoshop hearts with a brand new module that adds error-checking to ingest with checksums:

Hi folks,

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[1].

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!

cheers!

-nruest

[1] https://github.com/ruebot/islandora_checksum

Please note this module requires the latest Islandora commit to function properly.

As always, thank you Nick. You're awesome.

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Islandora IR Workshop at iPRES2013

6 years 3 months

From David Wilcox at discoverygarden Inc:

The Islandora team will be offering a half day tutorial on the new Institutional Repository framework at this year's International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES) in Lisbon, Portugal on September 2, 2013: http://ipres2013.ist.utl.pt/t1_6-iPRES2013-IslandoraIRTutorial.pdf
 
Islandora’s new Institutional Repository (IR) framework meets the needs of organizations that need a complex system to manage their constant flow of intellectual output and collect, organize and preserve master's theses, journal articles, dissertations, research and much more. Features include numerous export and citation styles, enhanced options to import publications using identifiers such as DOI and PMID, publication rights management, and detailed repository statistics. The Islandora IR modules are fully compatible with the standard set of Islandora modules, so you can ingest and manage images, videos, books, and other content types alongside scholarly publications.
 
This tutorial with begin with an overview of Islandora, focusing on the new Institutional Repository framework. Using an online sandbox, participants will be guided through the process of creating new citations, publications, and other supported content types (images, videos, books, etc.). They will then learn how to search, save and export citations in a variety of formats and citation styles. Collection management, including publication embargo, search configurations, and repository statistics will also be covered.
 
No prior experience with Islandora is required, so please sign up for this tutorial when you register for the conference: http://ipres2013.ist.utl.pt/registration.html.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
- David Wilcox
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Islandora on Ideawall

6 years 3 months

Our entire team is full swing at Open Repositories 2013 this week so we are falling a little behind on our news and blogging updates, but we wanted to let everyone know about a great new tool we're trying out to bring some crowdsourcing to Islandora: IdeaWall. With this site you can post ideas (Using Google, Facebook, or an IdeaWall account) and/or vote up and down on what else the community has proposed. We'll look to this list to take direction for our roadmap and direct resources to new development. Several ideas have already been posted and we're eager to see what else you want from Islandora.

Islandora IdeaWall

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