Audio Content Model

Audio Content Model Supported File Formats

  • wav

  • mp3


Adding an Audio File

  • Log in to You will be automatically redirected to your institution's homepage.

  • Navigate to the collection to which you want to add your audio file.

  • Click the "Manage" tab.

  • Select "Add an object to this Collection".

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


  • Select the MODS form you wish to use.


  • Click "Next" to go to the MODS form.


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


  • The next required field is the "Resource Type", which should be "sound recording".

  • The third required field in the form is "Digital Origin". You should leave "reformatted digital" in this field if the sound recording has been digitized from a physical medium (CD, vinyl. etc.).


  • 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 audio file you want to ingest and click "Open".

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


  • You have the option of uploading a thumbnail image. If you skip this step, you can always go back and add one later.

  • Finally click "Ingest".


  • After your audio 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: Audio Content Model 

Datastreams for Audio Objects




Default Fedora relationship metadata


Descriptive MODS metadata record filled out during ingest


Descriptive Dublin Core metadata record


Original audio file uploaded


Default thumbnail icon for audio objects


Technical FITS metadata record filled out during ingest


MP3 derivative created by the LAME encoder


To lean more about Datastreams, visit the Datastream Guide.