Islandora is a completely free open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage and discover digital assets using a best practice framework.  Islandora is implemented and supported by an ever-growing international community.

Built on a base of Drupal, Fedora, and Solr, Islandora's flexibility empowers users to work with a huge variety of data types (such as image, video, and pdf) and knowledge domains (such as Chemistry and the Digital Humanities) and provides integration with additional viewers, editors, and data processing applications.

Islandora has out-of-the-box support for:
Any Digital File Type
Batch Ingest and Migrations
Faceted Searching
Flexible Metadata
Flexible Storage
JSON-LD Serialization
Linked Data
Multilingual Content and Interface
Usage Statistics

Additionally, you can extend Islandora using any of the hundreds of modules built by the Drupal community.

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The Islandora Foundation

The Islandora Foundation is a federally incorporated, community-driven soliciting non-profit operating under Corporation Number 848647-6. Our mission is to steward the Islandora software platform and the community that develops and supports it.


Islandora and all of its components are completely free to use.

Get Started

Try out Islandora, browse our documentation, and download the version that best suits your needs.


Participate in Islandora events and user groups to expand your skills and share your experience. Connect with new partners and colleagues.


Take an active role in our open source community and help to make Islandora even better.


From user documentation and community support to trusted vendors, we have the resources to help you make the most of Islandora.

Upcoming Events (April & May 2013)

Islandora has a busy calendar for the next couple of months. Starting with Mark Leggott and Kathleen Van Ekris at the Research Data Access and Preservation Summit (April 4 - 5, Baltimore, MD) and ending with a slew of events at the end of May: team members are helping to host the Atlantic Provinces Library Association conference (May 14 -17 , 2013, Charlottetown, PE), attending DrupalCon (May 20 - 24, 2013, Portland, OR), and giving a workshop for the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (May 22 - 24, 2013, Washington, DC).

And of course, Islandora is helping to host the Open Repositories 2013 conference in Charlottetown, PE from July 8-12.

For a complete list of recent and upcoming conferences and workshops where Islandora will have a presence, check out our Events page. If you would like to schedule a meet up with us at any of these events, please contact us to make arrangements.

New VM

Good news for those of you who really want to play around with the new releases but don't want to go through an installation just yet: the new Virtual Machine Image is now available. Go try it out now from our Downloads page. We are also working on making our older VMs available for download for an easy look at previous versions of Islandora.

Questions or issues? Join us on the google User and Dev groups.

How to Purge an Object

This tutorial covers how to purge an object in Islandora 7.

To purge an object is to completely remove it and its record from the repository. Usually, in Islandora, this is referred to as 'deletion' rather than 'purging'. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to purging a single object.

This action cannot be undone. You will be reminded of this before Islandora follows through with the purge request.