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Presentation :: The Fascinator: A lightweight, modular contribution to the Fedora-commons world

Acknowledgements & Credits

The Fascinator was built with ARROW money on Apache Solr and Fedora Commons. (Using code from the FRED project.

At USQ, there was a team involved in this work: Oliver Lucido, Ron Ward, Linda Octalina, Bronwyn Chandler Caroline Drury and Duncan Dickinson all assisted in programming and/or project management.

Alison Dellit at the National Library of Australia and Neil Dickson from Monash were on the project team as stakeholder/drivers.

Summary

  • Show multiple web views (portals) from a single repository in two modes: Server/Desktop.

  • Demonstrate the benefits of a Jython-scriptable indexer for Fedora.

  • Show workable access control using limit queries to constrain what user-groups can see.

  • Used in: Humanities repository @ USQ. Australian IR census.

What does it do?

Functionally, The Fascinator offers:

  • Click-to-create portals.

  • Easy to configure security based on a filter system, the repository owner can express security in terms of saved-searches that define what a user or group is allowed to see.

  • Highly flexible indexing of a Fedora repository for administrators (and by extension anything the harvesting module can scrape-up).

  • Runs on a server or (experimentally) the desktop.

The Fascinator server

Object2

Desktop sucker-upper

The Fascinator desktop finds all your stuff:

  • Treats directories/folders as metadata in their own right.

  • Folksy tagging and formal ontology/taxonomy support.

  • Route data to departmental, institutional or global repositories.

  • Configurable to deal with ANY data type automatic conversion.

  • Configurable to deal with the way you work.

What does it do?

Object1

Inspirations / alternatives

Getting involved

The End.