Open Source Digital Repository

Islandora is a free and open source digital repository framework based on Drupal, Solr and a host of additional applications.


Islandora is open source software and was originally developed at the University of Prince Edward Island by the Robertson Library. If you would like to learn more about Islandora please visit

Islandora can be used to create large, searchable collections of digital assets, it has a highly modular architecture with a number of key features that make it attractive to libraries, museums and cultural institutions worldwide.

Learn more about how discoverygarden products enhance the Community version of Islandora below:


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File Types - Can support virtually any file type, except large images (JP2, TIFF)
File Types - All, including derivative generation
Content Ingest - Basic submission and mediation workflows
Content Ingest - Ingest UI with spreadsheet and drag/drop multi-file upload
Presentation Layer - Uses GUI and base theme for site-building, ingest, management
Presentation Layer - Enhanced theming and customization options
Search & Discovery - Configurable facets and filters
Search & Discovery - Repository navigation, object tagging and discovery, results filtering
Access Controls - permissions and publication controls
Access Controls - Embargos, metadata field permissions, mediated access and restrictions
Storage - Uses flysystem and has adapter for Fedora and other popular storage utilities
Storage - AWS S3 Support with In-Region and Geographic Replication with more coming soon
Quality Assurance - Peer reviewed by community
Quality Assurance - Peer reviewed with functional, regression and integration testing
Security & Maintenance - None
Security & Maintenance - Included

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