PDF Content Model


Supported File Formats

  • pdf


Adding a PDF

  • Log into manage.ctdigitalarchive.org.

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

  • Click the "Manage" tab.


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


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


  • Select the MODS form you want 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 "text".


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


  • 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 PDF file you want to ingest.


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


  • Finally click "Ingest".


  • After your PDF 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: PDF Content Model

Datastreams for PDF Objects




Fedora Object to Object Relationship Metadata


MODS metadata record, created at time of ingest


Dublin Core metadata record, created at time of ingest


The original PDF file ingested into the repository


Thumbnail image, created at time of ingest


Preview image created by ImageMagick during ingest


Text of a PDF


To lean more about Datastreams, visit the Datastream Guide.