ReDBox and Mint have been developed within a plug-in architecture. There's a range of plugins available in our Plugin Directory that you can roll into your Institutional Builds.

Data Sources

Both ReDBox and Mint have the ability to ingest (harvest) data from sources that can provide data files (such as XML and CSV). The loading data documentation has more details, but more generally, the Fascinator platform is very flexible in terms of offering methods for data ingest. A quick message to the mailing list is advised if you are considering how to get your data from a new system, as experienced community members can provide a lot fo background knowledge and ideas.


Case in point... the Geonames service was integrated with Mint in a somewhat 'outside-the-square' fashion to avoid flooding the core system with 7+ million records. It has its own documentation.

Curation Transformers

With the new curation model implemented in v1.2 and upwards the specific integration with 'curation' systems like Handle and VITAL are starting to become more flexible. Rather then indicating direct integration with a particular system, the table below shows which Curation Transformer exist, their general purpose, and which systems they have been integrated with.

Transformer Description Default ReDBox Mint
Handle Curation Integrates with the Handle network to generate URI and (optionally) allows them to resolve as URLs. Mint Compatible Compatible
Local Curation A new optional Transformer created in v1.3. Intended to be useful in test/demo systems, it simply 'curates' objects by building an ID based on a template. N/A Compatible Compatible
VITAL Curation Integrates with VITAL to piggyback of the existing Handle setup resolving back to VITAL's front-end for publication. ReDBox Compatible Untested

NLA Integration

Mint can interact with the National Library of Australia's Party Infrastructure Project. See NLA Integration for details.
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