Enhancing Digital Asset Management
Islandora is an open source digital asset management system that preserves, manages, and showcases your institution’s unique material.
When it comes to preserving your library’s assets, you can’t afford to take risks. What happens when paper becomes unreadable, or audio and video content becomes inaccessible as devices become obsolete? There is a growing need to make information easily accessible, and PALS makes that happen by helping you implement Islandora.
Start small. When first getting started with digital asset management, look for a high-value, high-impact collection such as an alumni newsletter or a set of yearbooks.
Solution packs are groups of Drupal modules that enable the support of many different formats, from audio to video and PDF documents. Islandora uses three core software components: Fedora, Drupal and Solr. Fedora acts as the heart of the system, providing key digital asset management functions. Drupal allows for a customizable user interface, and Solr streamlines searching, indexing, and the retrieval of information.
Get started exploring a digital asset management (D.A.M.) solution today. PALS offers a free demo repository for those interested in exploring Islandora as their D.A.M. solution. We can help you ingest (load) some of your materials onto the demo site, so you can get a feel for what it’s like working with Islandora.
Visit the Islandora Sandbox and create a demo site to get a feel for how Islandora can work for you. The demo environment illustrates the basic functionality of Islandora’s latest releases, and is accessible for both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7.
Islandora has an active, open-source community that provides documentation and other resources, including:
PALS Islandora Documentation
Introduction to Islandora
Official Islandora Version 7 Documentation
Islandora Google Users Group
Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative
Digital Preservation Q&A