Islandora 8 (formerly known as IslandoraCLAW) is the next generation of Islandora. This major upgrade is compatible with Drupal 8 and Fedora 5. For more details, please check out the following resources:
Latest Islandora 8 News
If you're at OR2018 this year (or planning to watch some sessions online when it's over) and you're wondering where to find the Islandora, we have some suggestions. Not all of these sessions are directly about Islandora, but they are from members of the Islandora community and institutions that deploy it, or deal with topics that are near and dear to Islandora's development:
Tuesday, June 5th:
- Mother spreadsheet, father template: unconventional ways for massive XML/RDF/structured data generation from flat sources by Diego Pino (METRO)
- Relational Databases as Repository Objects by Alex Garnett (SFU)
- Little ideas for Big Data by Estelle Pope and Bethany Seeger (Amherst College)
- The Sustainability of Open Source Institutional Repositories at Small Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions by Lindsey MacCallum (MSVU)
- Working with the W3C Web Annotation Standards and Islandora by Marcus Barnes, Nat Ledchumykanthan, Kim Pham, and Kirsta Stapelfeldt
Wednesday, June 6th
- Operationalizing Automatic Harvesting by Rachel Smart
- Enabling Computational Access at Scale: Are Repositories Serving Collections-as-Data? by Helen Bailey (MIT), Hannah Frost (Stanford), Mark Jordan (SFU & chair of the Islandora Foundation), Katherine Lynch (UPenn), Sarah Potvin (Texas A & M)
- Roadmap for the management of 3 million digital objects in a repository by Saskia van Bergen
- Islandora Outside the Box by Jonathan Green (LYRASIS), John Herbert (LYRASIS), Diego Pino (METRO), Mark Jordan (SFU), Bryan Brown (SFU) , Kim Pham (UTSC)
- Fedora Project and Community Update by David Wilcox, Andrew Woods, Daniel Bernstein (Duraspace)
- Supporting Digital Scholarship in Islandora CLAW: Linked Data Modeling for Humanities Data by Kirsta Stapelfeldt, Natalie Rothman, Nat Ledchumykanthan, Marcus Barnes, Kim Pham, and Irfan Rahman (UTSC)
- Islandora CLAW: Technical Overview by Mark Jordan (SFU) and Jonathan Green (LYRASIS)
Thursday, June 6th
- No project is an Island: How Islandora developed a community while developing software by Mark Jordan (SFU)
- Return of the Repository Rodeo by David Wilcox (Duraspace), Will Fyson (University of Southampton), Lars Holm Nielsen (CERN) , Mark Jordan (SFU & chair of the Islandora Foundation), Mark Bussey (Data Curation Experts), Maureen Walsh (Ohio State University), Este Pope (Amherst College)
We've had another very successful community sprint, bringing us one step closer to our goals for a community developed installer for Islandora. This sprint's objectives were to finish bringing claw-playbook to feature parity with claw_vagrant, begin work on CENTOS support, and begin breaking apart the code to make multi-server setups possible.
We're very proud to say that we've been successful on all three of our objectives. Through the efforts of our sprinters, we are pleased to announce that claw-playbook is at feature parity and ready to replace claw_vagrant. This means that we will be officially deprecating it and moving it to the islandora-deprecated organization on Github. Github will still redirect if you continue to use claw_vagrant, but from here on out we should all be using claw-playbook for evaluating and installing CLAW.
Our internal roles on claw-playbook have been split apart and will be making them available on Ansible Galaxy. This will give them greater exposure to the wider world and allow us to more easily compose playbooks for multi-server setups. Also, we've worked through an initial audit for CENTOS support and now have a road map of what work needs to get done. We even merged in some changes to serve as the foundation for further CENTOS work.
Thank so much to our sprinters and their employers, whose have generously donated their time to help improve CLAW. We could not do this without you!
- Jonathan Green (Lyrasis)
- Adam Soroka (Smithsonian)
- Natkeeran Kanthan (UTSC)
- Jared Whiklo (University of Manitoba)
- Jonathan Roby (University of Manitoba)
- Andrija Sagic (Milutin Bojić Library)
We'd like to give extra special thanks to newcomer Anjdrija Sagic for joining the sprint. We'd also like to thank Frederik Leonhardt and the Catalyst IT crew, who also contributed improvements in parallel to the sprint.
We will be having another community driven sprint soon, so be on the lookout for announcements after the holidays.
The Islandora CLAW committers have asked Natkeeran Ledchumykanthan to become a committer and we are pleased to announce that he has accepted!
Nat has worked with the project for a while now and has contributed both code and documentation to Islandora CLAW. He’s been very active in our development workflow, reviewing and testing pull requests and filing issues for bugs he encounters.
Thank you Nat for all the time you’ve put into this project. We are all looking forward to working with you as a committer and feel that you are a valuable addition to our team.
Further details of the rights and responsibilities of being a Islandora committer can be found here:
After a very successful sprint install sprint, we now have a functional Ansible installer, claw-playbook, which is very close to feature parity with our original vagrant installer, claw_vagrant. In order to take claw-playbook over the finish line and continue its development, the Islandora Foundation is seeking volunteers for stakeholders in a community sprint. Topics to be covered on the sprint are left up to the discretion of the stakeholders, though obvious next steps would be RHEL/CENTOS support and multi-server setups.
We're scheduling the work for the weeks of November 6th and 13th, after the 7.x-1.10 release and before American Thanksgiving. If you or your organization are interested in helping us advance the current state of CLAW and picking up some valuable experience, please add your name to the signup sheet. If you want to learn more about becoming a stakeholder, please check this document for more information.
- Bryan Brown (Florida State University)
- Jared Whiklo (University of Manitoba)
- Adam Soroka (Smithsonian Institution)
- Natkeeran Kanthan (University of Toronto Scarborough)
- Marcus Barnes (University of Toronto Scarborough)
- Jonathan Green (LYRASIS)
- Diego Pino (Metropolitan New York Library Council)
- Rosie Le Faive (University of Prince Edward Island)
- Brian Woolstrum (Carnegie Mellon)
- Yamil Suarez (Berklee College of Music)
- Gavin Morris (Born-Digital)