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Overview

The Islandora Collection Solution Pack module allows Islandora to view and manipulate objects as a collection. Installing the module allows collections to be created, managed and viewed, and adds the 'Collection' button to the Manage page of collection objects. It also adds the Islandora Collection content model to the list of solution packs. 

 

NOTE! This module is required for Islandora to work as expected.

Without the Islandora Collection Solution Pack, end-users will not be able to create new collections.

Dependencies

NOTE: The collection solution pack requires that the resource index is enabled in Fedora, as it does all of its queries using the resource index.

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Usage

Information about the links on an object's 'Collection' button (found on its 'Manage' tab) can be found in the various subsections under Getting Started with Islandora.

Configuration

Configuration options for the Collection Solution Pack can be found at http://path.to.your.site/admin/islandora/solution_pack_config/basic_collection, and include the following options:

  • The default number of objects to show for a collection: If a collection contains more than the number of objects displayed here, it will split them up into pages.
  • Select the default collection view style: Grid view displays object icons and their labels in a grid, while the List view display object icons, labels and descriptions as a list.
  • Disable deleting the collection policy: Unchecking this box will allow you to delete and then replace any collection's policy datastream. This is an advanced technique and generally should be left checked.

Content Models, Prescribed Datastreams and Forms

The Collection Solution Pack comes with the following objects in http://path.to.your.site/admin/islandora/solution_packs:

  • Islandora Collection Content Model (islandora:collectionCModel)

A collection created using the Basic Collection Solution Pack's content model will have the following datastreams:

RELS-EXT

Default Fedora relationship metadata

COLLECTION_POLICY

The collection's policies regarding applied content models and membership

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DC

Dublin Core record

MODSMODS metadata record

The Collection Solution Pack comes with the Collection MODS form. 

 

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