Basic Image Content Model



Basic Image Content Model Supported File Formats

  • gif

  • png

  • jpg

  • jpeg

Adding a Basic Image

  • Log in to

  • Navigate to the collection to which you want to add your image.

  • Click the "Manage" tab.


  • Under "Overview", select "Add an object to this Collection".


  • Select "Islandora Basic Image Content Model" from the "Select a Content Model to Ingest" dropdown menu and click "Next".


  • Select the MODS form you wish to use.


  • You will be taken to the CTDA MODS form.


  • The first required field you need to populate is the title of your image.


  • The next required field is the "Resource Type", which should be "still image".

  • The third required field in the form is "Digital Origin". You should leave "reformatted digital" in this field if the image you are uploading is a scan of a physical image.


  • The fourth required field is the "Held By" field. Select your institution from the dropdown menu.


  • The final required field is the "Rights" field. Choose your institution from the dropdown menu. If you do not have a customized rights statement, select "Creative Commons NC-BY". 


  • Click "Next" and the next page is where you will upload your object.

  • Click "Choose file" and find the image file you want to ingest.


  • Once you have chosen your file, click "Upload".


  • Finally click "Ingest".


  • After your image file has been ingested, you will be taken to the page containing your file. From this page you can manage your object.


Manage Your Object

To learn how to manage your object, visit the Managing Objects in the Repository Guide.

Video Guide: Basic Image Content Model

Datastreams for Basic Images




Default Fedora relationship metadata


MODS record, created at time of ingest


Dublin Core record


The original image file uploaded


Thumbnail image, created at time of ingest


A compressed version of the image, used on the object's View page


To lean more about Datastreams, visit the Datastream Guide.