Sufia 1.1.0 released

We’re pleased to announce a new release of the optional Sufia gem – 1.1.0.

Sufia is a component that adds self-deposit institutional repository features to a Rails app. Sufia is created with Ruby on Rails and builds on the Hydra Framework.

Sufia has the following features:

  • Multiple file, or folder, upload
  • Flexible user- and group-based access controls
  • Transcoding of audio and video files
  • Generation and validation of identifiers
  • Fixity checking
  • Version control
  • Characterization of uploaded files
  • Forms for batch editing metadata
  • Faceted search and browse (based on Blacklight)
  • Social media interaction
  • User profiles
  • User dashboard for file management
  • Highlighted files on profile
  • Sharing with groups and users
  • User notifications
  • Activity streams
  • Background jobs
  • Single-use links

Version 1.1.0:

  •   Tweaks dashboard UI to be less busy: actions now in dropdown button
  •   Allows HTML tags in metadata helps to render
  •   Fixes notifications icon
  •   Raises routing errors in dev and test so they can be resolved
  •   Refactors users controller for easy re-use
  •   Adds JSON support to users controller
  •   Removes dependency on sitemap gem

Thanks to Carolyn Cole, Dan Coughlin, and Justin Coyne for their contributions.

The current versions of all Hydra gems can be accessed through


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