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The Islandora Preservation Framework


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A description of the Islandora framework and the digital preservation services provided.

A description of the Islandora framework and the digital preservation services provided.

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  • 1. The IslandoraPreservationFrameworkMark Leggott, University of PEI/DiscoveryGardenNDSA, November 27, 2012
  • 2. Project Foundations• Developed at University of PEI (2008)• UPEI has FT staff and project staff (AIF)• DiscoveryGarden is commercial services/support company - sustainability• 28+ staff at DGI, 10 at UPEI• Both teams maintain code
  • 3. ConceptualizingInitializingCreating/AnalyzingReportingFormalizingPopularizingResearch InstitutesLibraries & ArchivesMuseumsMediaOrganizationsHealth CentresGovernmentAgenciesPrivate CompaniesUniversities &CollegesNGOs & Non-ProfitsOtherAccessCollaborationPreservationE-Mail, Letters,Published Research,RequirementsMeeting Minutes,Grants, DataCollection,AcquisitionsForms, Data,Cataloguing,Findings, DiscussionReports, Theses,Datasets, VisualizationsArticles, CurricularContent, Policies,ExhibitsBlogs, Twitter,Newspapers,iTunesU, FlickrInformation Life Cycle
  • 4. Object SpaceUserSpaceIndividualGroupDepartmentMuseumUniversityExternalPrivate Shared OpenCollaboratePublishRe-UseCreatePreservation, Migration,Transformation
  • 5. Islandora 101• Drupal+Fedora+Other OS = framework• Flexible UI on top of Fedora + other apps• Support for 180+ languages via Drupal• Desire to provide stronger preservationfeatures and services as well as rich UI• VM/code, documentation, lists, Camps
  • 6. Key Components• Core modules (Tuque, Solr, etc.)• Solution Packs - add functionality• Image, Large Image, PDF, Audio,Video,Book/Paged Image Document• Newspapers, Digital Humanities, IR, chem• DuraCloud integration
  • 7. Drupal UIHTMLCSS/ThemesUser Roles/PermissionsEditorial WorkFlowModules (LDAP/BibUtils/EtcHooksSPARQLLDAPFCKBibUtilsFormsAPIImageAPITabsXSLTs PHP/Python SnippetsMicro Services EngineTikaKakaduSWFToolsOOfficeDjatokaTesseractRWowzaIslandoraJMS JMSCode Snippets/ApplicationsProcessAny Metadata&Any DataSolr/LuceneGSearchMulgaraMySQLContent Models XACML PoliciesFedoraSPARQLRESTSOAP
  • 8. • Fedora Object Model• Flexibility supportsany data model• Atomistic andcompound objects• Support for RDFallows integration ofspecific ontologiesimagined:208361 (PID)Object PropertiesRelations (RELS-EXT)Dublin Core (DC)Audit Trail (AUDIT)JP2K Web (JP2)JP2K Archival(LOSSLES_JP2)Low Res JPEG (JPG)Thumbnail (TN)Descriptive Metadata(MODS)Object Model - IslandImagined/Large ImageDigital Object IdentifierSystem PropertiesManage & Track ObjectReserved DatastreamsKey Object MetadataDatastreamsAggregates Content Items
  • 9. • Microservices engine• Drives integration ofexternal services fordata transformation +• Generation of actionlog via Fedora audit• New effort addingTaverna as engine
  • 10. • Workflow engine• Also referred to as Editorial Workflow• Provides “human” nodes in the services framework• Generation of action log via Fedora audit• Integration with XACML policy framework inIslandora
  • 11. • XML Form Builder• Create a rich form forany XML schema• Multiple forms forspecific schemas• Control access viasecurity policies
  • 12. Preservation Services• Fedora provides robust service framework• TechDS+DescDS+RightsDS+AuditDSstransformed to a Dynamic PREMIS record• Adding DuraCloud support via “Vault”• Adding Archivematica integration as anoptional preservation component
  • 13. Community• Over 100 Islandora sites worldwide inproduction or development• 350+ people on Google Groups List• Some projects starting to contribute back• Libraries bulk of use now, but includesmuseums, archives, private companies
  • 14. • Canada, US, Europe,Asia, South America• 60% higher eduction• 20% museums/archives• 10% government• 10% private• Small shops to very large
  • 15. Releases• General goal is to release 4 times peryear, or now 7-8 with 2 versions• “Islandora 6” is in release 3 for 2012• “Islandora 7” is in release 1 for 2012• Goal is to release bug fixes for 6, focuson new developments in 7
  • 16. Trying Islandora• Try production sites (list on last slide)• Play in (cleaned daily)• DownloadVM from• Install code referring to documentation• iCamps: PEI, Europe,Australia, US• Documentation, videos,
  • 17. Use Cases/Examples
  • 18. Institutional Repository
  • 19. Digital Collections
  • 20. Research Data
  • 21. Consortia
  • 22. Links•,•, /turina, /merce•,•,••
  • 23. Questions?Mark Leggott -