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CAIRN @APLA2012. CAUL Atlantic Islandora Repository Network. CAIRN team. Mark Leggott – Kirsta Stapelfeldt – Alan Stanley – David Wilcox – Outline.

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CAUL Atlantic Islandora Repository Network

CAIRN team

  • Mark Leggott –

  • Kirsta Stapelfeldt –

  • Alan Stanley –

  • David Wilcox –


  • Brief CAIRN Project Overview (recap from November 2011 CAIRNCamp)

  • Overview of new CAIRN functionality

  • Overview of CAIRN project management system

  • Additional Resources/where to get support

Find and click on the link for your institution.

Cairn specific tutorials & presentation slides available under “site-specific resources”

What is CAIRN?

  • Islandora-based prototype repository for use by all CAUL institutions to steward digital assets of any kind, in a consortially-managed framework.


  • Prototype system set up at UPEI – Spring 2011

  • Data Stewardship interns hired – Summer 2011

  • CAIRNCamp – November 2011


  • set-up and maintain Islandora system (newest code)

  • digitization and/or ingesting data into the repository

  • training events and response to Redmine ticketing system

  • Growing Community

  • Operational funds at UPEI

  • ACOA Grant

  • Services company (DiscoveryGarden Inc.)


Software in CAIRN

Flashback to CAIRNCamp …

  • PDF

  • Simple Image

  • Large Image

  • Audio

  • Book (paged content)

    Review slides from CairnCamp on


Show & Tell

New Functions

  • Institutional Repository solution pack

  • Advanced Book solution pack

  • Video (beta) solution pack

  • OAI provider module

  • Harvester module

Institutional Repository solution pack


  • Any search result set can be saved to a personal bibliography and exported in a variety of formats and styles.


IR materials

IR Materials (adding documents to citations)

Bulk ingest from RIS and Endnote XML










Click the “sign in” link on the right-hand side of the page.

Click here if you have lost your password, and you will receive a recovery link in your email.

Logging-in should take you immediately to a project for your institution.

From “My Account” you can change your password, as well as your email preferences.

select “New Issue”

Issue require a subject and description

Status indicates the state of the issue.

Assign the issue to either David or Kirsta

You can attach files directly to any issue

Make sure that both you and the assignee are selected as “Watchers,” as well as anybody else that should receive updates about this ticket.

Click “Create” to submit your issue

Your issue has been created! View a list of all your issues under the “Issues” tab.

From here you can update the ticket

Add watchers to the ticket

Here, you can see that David received an email that this issue has been created, and he has gone in and updated the ticket.

The ticket has been reassigned, and the status has been set to “feedback”

When David updates this ticket, I receive an email. I can now go in and close the ticket, by setting its status to “closed.”

Under “Issues” I can see a summary list of all of the Issues associated with my project

Additional Notes on “Redmine”

  • Any update to the ticket will trigger an email to your inbox, unless you change the settings under “My Account”

  • A link to a guide for Redmine at

  • A rich system with many features, if you are interested in using it to do more, please let us know and we can provide an individual training session.

Users list:!members/islandora

Developers List:

Thank you!

  • Mark Leggott –

  • Kirsta Stapelfeldt –

  • Alan Stanley –

  • David Wilcox –

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