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Islandora's Technical Lead: Daniel Lamb

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Following on our earlier announcement, the Islandora Foundation would like to announce that Daniel Lamb will be our Technical Lead, starting August 1st. The Islandora Technical Lead is responsible for providing leadership, technical guidance, coordination, and support to the open source community in the interests of releasing ongoing enhancements and maintenance to Islandora. 

Danny comes to us from discoverygarden, Inc, where he has spent the better part of four years working with Islandora. He is uniquely suited to taking on the role of Islandora’s Technical Lead as both a long-time committer to the Islandora 7.x-1.x project and the primary architect of Islandora CLAW. He is also an experienced presenter and Islandora Camp instructor, an official Committer on both Islandora teams, and has long been a leader in the Islandora community. We did a Meet Your Developer interview with Danny back in 2014 if you want to learn more about his background and his approach to development.

 

Islandora CLAW Sprint 008 - Complete!

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The Islandora CLAW project saw its eighth all-volunteer sprint come to a close on Friday with eight completed tasks. You can check out the results here.

Big thanks to our sprinters:

  • Nick Ruest (York University)
  • Jared Whiklo (University of Manitoba)
  • Bryan Brown (Florida State University)
  • Melissa Anez (Islandora Foundation)
  • Diego Pino (Metro.org)
  • Ben Rosner (Barnard College)

Sprint MVP this time around is shared between Jared Whiklo for stepping up as sprint leader, and Ed Fugikawa (University of Wyoming) for opening, working on, and completing an issue during the sprint when he wasn't even sprinting.

The next volunteer sprint is coming up July 18 - 29. If you're interesting in participating, the issues up for grabs are listed here (or suggest some new ones!). Non-developers might be particularly interested in documentation tickets 259 and 281, which are a great way to learn more about Islandora CLAW while creating something useful for your fellow Islandorians. Whatever your interests and skills, if you can give us some of your time, we can almost certainly find a good use for it.

Sign up to sprint here

Membership Update - Lobstometre Rising

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The Islandora Lobstometre gets another bump this month, courtesy of new members Agile Humanities, the British Columbia Electronic Library Network, and the Marmot Library Network, bringing our total membership funding to $126,000. If we can reach $160,000, we can hire a Technical Lead. Membership comes with many benefits:

Member - $2,000 / year

Included in Initial Membership:

  • 2 Islandora Community Supporter T-Shirts
  • e-badge for organization website

Included in Annual Renewal:

  • 50% discount for 1 Camp registration per year
  • 25% discount Online Training
  • Link to organization website

Collaborator - $4,000 / year

Included in Initial Membership:

  • 3 Islandora Community Supporter T-Shirts
  • e-badge for organization website

Included in Annual Renewal:

  • 1 free Camp registration per year
  • 50% discount Online Training
  • Appointment of 1 representative to IF Roadmap Committee
  • Links to organization sites/collections

Partner - $10,000 / year

Included in Initial Membership:

  • 10 Islandora Community Supporter T-Shirts
  • e-badge for organization website

Included in Annual Renewal:

  • 2 free Camp registrations per year
  • Free access to Training
  • Appoint 1 to IF Board of Directors
  • Appointment of 1 representative to IF Roadmap Committee
  • Links to organization sites/collections
  • Camp booth

Interested in learning more about membership? Ready to join? Please contact us at community@islandora.ca

Islandora CLAW is moving to Drupal 8

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The initial phases of Islandora CLAW development worked with Drupal 7 as a front-end, but Islandora CLAW has been architected with a pivot to Drupal 8 in mind from its very inception. Drupal 8 has been officially released and development has begun on Drupal 9. Drupal policy will see Drupal 7 become unsupported when Drupal 9 is released, putting it in the same end-of-life territory as Fedora 3. As of this month, Islandora CLAW development has pivoted fully to Drupal 8, ensuring that when the Islandora Community is ready to make the move, there will be a version of Islandora that functions with the latest and best-supported versions of both our front-end and repository layers by pairing Drupal 8 with Fedora 4. This pivot was approved by the Islandora Roadmap Committee, based on a Drupal 8 Prospectus put forth by the CLAW development team.

 

New Islandora CLAW Sprint - Sign Up Now!

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Islandora CLAW Community Sprint 08 is coming up at the end of the month, and we want you to join in. New(ish) sprinter Ben Rosner gave us an inside look at what it's like to start working on CLAW as a developer and we have plenty of tasks that an interested newcomer can tackle for Sprint 08. Not a developer? No problem. We've got an extensive documentation ticket to build up written docs from our existing CLAW lessons videos - a great opportunity to learn more while you're creating something that will help other Islandora users.

The sign up sheet is here. We'll have a sprint kick of meeting on June 20 to sort out who is going to do what, and find everyone a job that fits their skills and interests.

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