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

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Sefton, Peter and Lucido, Oliver. 2009. "The Fascinator: a lightweight, modular contribution to the Fedora-commons world." Open Repositories 2009. Atlanta, United States 18 - 21 May 2009
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The Fascinator: a lightweight, modular contribution to the Fedora-commons world

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsSefton, Peter (Author) and Lucido, Oliver (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleOpen Repositories 2009 Proceedings
Number of Pages7
Year2009
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://or09.library.gatech.edu/
Conference/EventOpen Repositories 2009
Event Details
Open Repositories 2009
Event Date
18 to end of 21 May 2009
Event Location
Atlanta, United States
Abstract

The ARROW project sponsored a hybrid commercial/open-source approach to building vendor-supported repository infrastructure with open-source underpinnings. The Fascinator was conceived initially as a way to prove a point in an ongoing dialogue within the ARROW project about repository architecture. The goal was to test the hypothesis that it would be possible to build a useful, fast, flexible web front end for a repository using a single fast indexing system to handle browsing via facets, full-text search, multiple 'portal' views of subsets of a large corpus, and most importantly, easy-to administer security that could handle the most common uses cases seen in the ARROW community. This contrasted with the approach taken by ARROW's commercial partner, which used several different indices to achieve only some of the same functionality in an environment which was much more complex to manage and configure. The Fascinator has also been used experimentally to index research data on desktop computers, with a view to allowing academics to classify their data and have it routed to downstream repositories via protocols such as ATOM and OAI-PMH.

KeywordsARROW; Fascinator; Fedora Commons; Apache Solr; repositories
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020460507. Information extraction and fusion
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Byline AffiliationsAustralian Digital Futures Institute
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