Islandora/ Fedora – Repository software survey, November 2010


Name: University of PEI, Robertson Library
Home Page URL:
Type: Academic
Other (Specify): -

Repository Software Product

Product Name: Islandora/ Fedora
Product URL:
Latest Version ID
(October 2010)
License Cost: Free
Product Type: Software


Free (community) Support: Free - community
Free (direct) Support: -
Not-for-profit Paid Support: -
Commercial Paid Support: Commercial
Update Cost (minor revisions): Free
Update Cost (major revisions): Free

Supported Item Types (Storage and rendition)

Documents (pdf, doc, ppt,...): current standard
Images (jpeg, gif, png,...): current standard
Video (mpeg, avi,...): current standard
Audio (mp3, wav,...): current standard
Learning objects (scorm,...): current standard
Other: current standard
Other (specifics): Can store & manage all content types

Metadata Formats

Dublin Core: Dublin Core
Qualified DC: Qualified DC
Other: Any metadata format (e.g. VRACore, PBCore, mzXML, TEI)

Thumbnail Previews

Image Files: current standard
Video Files: current standard
PDF & Texts: current standard

User Interface Functions

End-user Deposition: current standard
Built-in PDF Making: -
Multi-language Support: current standard

Format conversion

Convert To PDF: current standard
To PDF from: od*, ot*, sxw, doc, docx, txt, htm, pdb, xls, csv, xml, wpd, wb2, pp*, mml
Convert To PDF-A: current standard
To PDF-A from: od*, ot*, sxw, doc, docx, txt, htm, pdb, xls, csv, xml, wpd, wb2, pp*, mml
Convert To XML: current standard
To XML from: od*, ot*, sxw, doc, docx, txt, htm, pdb, xls, csv, xml, wpd, wb2, pp*, mml

Advanced Searching

Field-specific: Field-specific
Boolean logic: Boolean logic
Sorting options: Sorting options

Browse View Options

Author: Author
Academic Unit: Academic Unit
Subjects: Subjects
Year: Year
Title: Title
Collections: Collections
Other: Configurable

Default Subject Classes

LoC Classification: -
LoC Subject Headings: -
DDC: -
UDC: -
Controlled Vocabularies: -
Other: Configurable


Atom: Atom
Twitter: Twitter
Other Syndication Options: Configurable

User Validation

Registration Required: current standard
LDAP Authentication: current standard
Athens Authentication: current optional
Shiboleth Authentication: current optional

Web 2.0

Tagging: current standard
Comments: current standard
Ratings: current standard
Reviews: current standard
Bookmarks: future standard
Share this...: current standard
Other Web 2.0 Details: Various via Drupal

Statistical Reporting

Top Downloads: current standard
Count of Full Records: current standard

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Operating Systems

Windows: Windows
Mac OS X: MacOS
Other: -


Oracle: Oracle
PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL
Microsoft SQL Server: MS SQL Server
Cloud Storage: Cloud
Other: -
Other (Specifics): -

Scripting Languages

Java: Java
JavaScript: JavaScript
Other: -

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: Drupal, Djatoka, OpenLayer

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

OAI-PMH: current optional
OAI-ORE: current optional
SWORD: current 3rd party
SWAP: current optional
RDF: current standard
RoMEO Integration: current standard
OAI-PMH Harvesting: current 3rd party
Other: SRU/SRW

Administrators' Functions

Bulk Import: current standard
Bulk Export: current standard
Cover Sheet Generation: -
Customisable Workflow: current standard

Documentation & Help

Online Manual URL:
Discussion List:
Helpline Email:
Phone: -


Training: Training
Consultancy: Consultancy
Site Visits: Site Visits
Other: Various

Exemplar Repositories

1. Name: IslandArchives Collections at UPEI
2. Name: IslandScholar Institutional Repository
3. Name: -
URL: -


: Additional services for the Islandora solution are available from DiscoveryGarden Inc. a commercial SaaS provider (

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  • Current - Features in the product version that users can download/install and use today.
  • Future - Features that are currently undergoing testing or are planned for a future version.
  • Standard - Features that come "out of the box" and whose removal or disabling would require special effort.
  • Optional - Features that come as part of the normal package but which users must install or enable if they want them.
  • 3rd Party - Features that can be provided using software or add-ins from third party suppliers.
  • [blank] - The product does not have the relevant feature.

Note on Fedora. Fedora is a toolkit that provides an architecture for the development of repository software and not a repository package as such. This is reflected in the answers to some questions. See the Fedora Remarks for more details.

Note on hosted services. While hosted services are built on particular technologies they do not in general expose these technologies to the end user. This will be refelected in the answers to 'platform' based questions

The information in this data sheet has been provided by University of PEI, Robertson Library in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.