Islandora: An Open Source Software Solution for Museum Collections of the Library, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Show simple item record Mariyapillai, J. Navitharan, G. 2021-02-25T08:03:35Z 2021-02-25T08:03:35Z 2020
dc.identifier.isbn 9789550481293
dc.description.abstract The long-standing dream and ambition of the library of Eastern University, Sri Lanka [EUSL] are to establish and maintain a museum to conserve and preserve the valuable traditional and heritable materials of the Batticaloa district. The museum at the EUSL library was established under the Conservation and Preservation Unit [CPU] of the library. The CPU aims to acquire, preserve and provide access to rare and unique materials of the cultural and historical value of the Batticaloa district and also the library, EUSL provides entity to document and care of cultural heritage materials collected across the Eastern Province. The established library museum comprises of varietal collections of rare materials such as utensils of our ancestors, some paintings, materials used by farmers and other people, palm leaf manuscripts, ancient coins of Sri Lanka and details of worldwide library science pioneers with their statues. This article is providing useful information about ongoing work related to the development of the Digital Museum Collection with open sources software Islandora. The Islandora is a flexible, customizable digital repository system for the entire institution, not just the library. Therefore, Islandora is decided to use for the museum collections as it is an open-source digital asset management system based on Fedora, Drupal, and Solr applications. With temporary UBUNTU server Islandora was installed and customized for the museum requirements. Till today, the CPU team transferred 50% of museum collection into a repository and it delivering services to the library user via the local area network of the library, EUSL. In conclusion, this new approach will be the long-term preservation of the EUSL museum collection and suggested as a new way to other museums in Sri Lanka as well. Keywords: Digitization, Islandora, Museum, Rare Collection, Repository, Open source en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;International Research Conference
dc.subject Library Science en_US
dc.subject Information Science en_US
dc.subject Library Museum en_US
dc.title Islandora: An Open Source Software Solution for Museum Collections of the Library, Eastern University, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.title.alternative International Research Conference 2020 en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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