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The Islandora Basic 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 Basic Collection Solution Pack, end-users will not be able to create new collections.



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.


Release Notes and Downloads


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 options for the Basic Collection Solution Pack can be found at, 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 Basic Collection Solution Pack comes with the following objects in

  • Islandora Collection Content Model (islandora:collectionCModel)

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


Default Fedora relationship metadata


The collection's policies regarding applied content models and membership


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Dublin Core record

MODSMODS metadata record

The Basic Collection Solution Pack comes with the Collection MODS form. 


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