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Manage plugins

AtoM uses a number of plugins to install archival description, authority record and archival institution templates, as well as perform other functions.

Enable plugins

To enable or disable a plugin:

  1. Click on the gears Admin menu in the main menu located in the header bar and select Plugins.
List and enable plugins screen
  1. Check or uncheck the plugins you wish to enable or disable. Click Save.

Note

Most plugins based on ICA standards are permanently enabled in AtoM. These include the International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (ISAAR (CPF)), the International Standard Archival Description (ISAD) and the International Standard for Describing Institutions with Archival Holdings (ISDIAH).

Enabling a metadata standard plugin means that the description template can be enabled by an administrator. See Settings - Default templates.

List of plugins

Below is a list of plugins by category:

Metadata standard plugins

Name Standard
arDacsPlugin Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).
sfIsaarPlugin International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (ISAAR (CPF)).
sfIsdfPlugin International Standard for Describing Functions (ISDF).
sfDcPlugin Simple Dubin Core (DC).
sfEacPlugin Encoded Archival Context (EAC).
sfEadPlugin Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
sfRadPlugin Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
sfModsPlugin Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS).
sfIsadPlugin International Standard Archival Description (ISAD).
sfIsdiahPlugin International Standard for Describing Institutions with Archival Holdings (ISDIAH).

Other plugins

Name Purpose
qtSwordPlugin SWORD plugin. Necessary for DIP upload from Archivematica. An Administrator will also need to enable job scheduler in Settings.
sfSkosPlugin Data transform plugin. Enables XML import and export of Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) data.
arOaiPlugin OAI plugin. Allows AtoM database to be enabled as an OAI repository. See also OAI repository settings.

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