The Islandora Core Collection Solution Pack module allows Islandora to view and manipulate objects as a collection. Installing the module allows collections to be viewed and created, and adds the 'Collection' button to all collections' management pages. It also adds the Islandora Collection content model to the list of solution packs. This module is required for Islandora to work as expected.
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 Chapter 3 - Getting Started with Islandora.
Configuration options for the Core Collection module 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 icons with little information, while list view can be used to get more metadata at a glance.
- 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 Core 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 Core 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
Dublin Core record
The Core Collection Solution Pack does not come with forms.