Time for the 8th installment of the Islandora Long Tail (which contains eight modules!), where we take a look at modules outside of the Islandora release that are being developed around the Islandora community.
Released by discoverygarden last November, this module utilizes Gearman to facilitate asynchronous and parallel processing of Islandora jobs and allows for Drupal modules to register worker functions and routes received messages from the job server to the appropriate worker functions.
Another module from discoverygarden, this one a brand new release. Islandora GSearcher sends created and edited objects to be indexed via the Fedora Generic Search Service on page exit, removing the need for ActiveMQ between Fedora and GSearch.
To address some perceived issues with the interface currently available for editing metadata, the User Interface Interest Group has started work on this standalone feature module to create an "Edit Metadata" tab. It's currently in the early stages of development, so please suggest use cases, improvements, and refinements.
From Brad Spry at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, this ingest module provides a methodology for creating a drag-and-drop batch ingest workflow powered by a local Linux-based NAS system integrated with an Islandora ingest server. Basically, it gives access to the power of islandora_batch without the need to use terminal commands. You can use it with another fun little tool from UNCC, the Islandora Ingest Indicator, which is "designed to communicate Islandora ingest status to Archivists; a methodology for integrating Blink (link is external) indicator lights with an Islandora ingest server. We have programmed Blink to glow GREEN for indicating "ready for ingest" and RED for "ingest currently running."More about Blink:
This offering from the Florida Virtual Campus team and Islandora IR Interest Group convenor Bryan Brown, is a helper module that works with Islandora Usage Stats to take the data it collects and expose it via URL callbacks.
And finally, a custom content type from Ben Rosner at Barnard College that allows archivists and curators to create a collection view by way of using a Solr query. Basically, it "aims to mimic certain behaviors from the Islandora Solr Views module, but also permit the user to search, sort, facet, and explore the collection without navigating them away from the page." Ben is looking for feedback and has provided a couple of screenshots of what it looks like in action:
This module implements Mirador open source IIIF image viewer for Islandora Book Solution Pack. It was developed by the team at the University of Toronto, with support from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for development of the French Renaissance Paleography website.