Islandora 12.1.0 Has Been Released!

We are pleased to announce the release of Islandora 12.1.0! Islandora 12.1.0 features a beta version of the new Video Solution Pack, along with improvements to the Collection Manager, Harvester, and Solr modules. A number of bugs have also been fixed in this new version. You can read about all the changes in the release notes. The documentation is undergoing updates to match this version of Islandora. Please report any issues to the google developer or users lists, or at our JIRA. Please read the documentation carefully before updating as this version may cause issues with previously installed versions of Islandora - particularly versions released prior to Islandora 11.2.0. If you encounter an undocumented issue, please let us know so that we can help build and document a complete upgrade path.
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American Library Association Annual Conference

Interested in learning about the Islandora open-source digital asset management system?  The Islandora team will be presenting a pre-conference workshop at ALA suitable for new users and current implementers. Learn how Islandora is simplifying the process of creating robust digital collections and workspaces. Spots are limited, so sign up soon.


Building Digital Collections Using Islandora
Speaker: Mark Leggott, University of Prince Edward Island; Kirsta Stapelfeldt, University of Prince Edward Island;

This session will introduce the key concepts underpinning the Islandora Digital Asset Management system. Participants will learn the basics of running this rich repository system and how to utilize common “solution packs” to create and theme collections in Islandora. Participants will learn how to begin modeling and curating custom data collections and how to migrate from other repository systems, including ContentDM, DSpace and more. Textbooks and system access will be provided; participants should bring computers.

Please note: you do not have to register for ALA Annual Conference to attend a preconference. Visit the LITA website for more information on registration and other LITA events at ALA Annual Conference:

http://www.ala.org/lita/conferences/annual/2012

 http://litablog.org/2012/03/lita-preconferences-at-ala-annual-conference/

Islandora at ALA2012!

Interested in learning about the Islandora open-source digital asset management system?  The Islandora team will be presenting a pre-conference workshop at ALA suitable for new users and current implementers. Learn how Islandora is simplifying the process of creating robust digital collections and workspaces. Spots are limited, so sign up soon.

Building Digital Collections Using Islandora
Speaker: Mark Leggott, University of Prince Edward Island; Kirsta Stapelfeldt, University of Prince Edward Island;

This session will introduce the key concepts underpinning the Islandora Digital Asset Management system. Participants will learn the basics of running this rich repository system and how to utilize common “solution packs” to create and theme collections in Islandora. Participants will learn how to begin modeling and curating custom data collections and how to migrate from other repository systems, including ContentDM, DSpace and more. Textbooks and system access will be provided; participants should bring computers.

Please note: you do not have to register for ALA Annual Conference to attend a preconference. Visit the LITA website for more information on registration and other LITA events at ALA Annual Conference:

http://www.ala.org/lita/conferences/annual/2012

http://litablog.org/2012/03/lita-preconferences-at-ala-annual-conference/

Islandora Camp 2012 Announcement

Islandora Camp is the primary conference event for the Islandora community and is a 3-day combination of scheduled and "un-conference" conference approaches. It is held in Charlottetown PEI at the University of PEI, the home of Islandora. Islandora Camp started in 2008 and is held in the summer to allow attenddees to experience the joy of PEI in the summer. We highly recommend you come for the full 3 days and stay for amn extra week or more - you won't regret it!

Islandora Camp Europe - The Islandora team is working on a European Islandora Camp event, so please let us know if you have any ideas or would like to facilitate the effort.

Current Islandora Camp

Islandora Camp 2012 is almost here!

We're looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday August 1st. Camp will begin at 8:30 AM in the Robertson Library (#15 on the map). Your best option for parking is probably parking lot B.

Campus Map

Charlottetown Transit Schedules make multiple stops to the University during the day. Pick up and drop off is at the University Avenue entrance to the campus.

Want to stay connected with the Islandora group on twitter? This year's hash tag is #islandoracamp12

We look forward to seeing you all!

 

Public Brainstorm and Call for Proposals

We've created a Google Moderator stream for Islandora Camp. You can view all the presentation ideas and vote on your favourites! You can also suggest your own ideas for presentations, workshops, papers, posters, and user groups - just indicate whether you're volunteering to present or simply interested in attending a session on a particular topic. Please get your suggestions into the system by the end of May to make sure they're considered for the conference schedule.

Islandora Camp 2012 Agenda

Welcome to Islandora Camp - Unconference and T.B.D. sessions will be determined on the first day. Come to registration with your ideas for what you want to talk about. We're also looking for at least two more people prepared to offer a tour of their Islandora installation.

August 1st Time Sessions and Tutorials Presenter(s) 8:30-9:30 Light Breakfast and Registration   9:30-10:30 Opening Notes and Introduction

Mark Leggott

Kirsta Stapelfeldt

10:30 - 11:00 Break   11:00-11:30 Schedule Unconference Sessions   11:30-12:30 Drupal 7: Current Status and Future Development Jonathan Green 12:30-1:30 Lunch   1:30-2:00 Heritage Project Andrew McAlorum 2:00-2:30 DSpace Migration Service Demonstration Mark Jordan 2:30-2:45 Q & A   2:45-3:00 Break   3:00-4:30 Metadata/XML Forms/Social Metadata/RDF

Nigel Banks

Donald Moses

3:00-4:30 Solr

Alan Stanley

Danny Joris

6:00-9:00 Bowling at Murphy's Center  

 

August 2nd Time Sessions and Tutorials Presenter(s) 8:30-9:30 Light Breakfast   9:30-10:30 Integrating Islandora and Archivematica Mark Jordan 10:30-11:00 Break   11:00-12:30 Repository Basics: Getting Started with Islandora  David Wilcox 11:00-12:30 Advanced Islandora

Jonathan Green

Danny Joris

12:30-1:30 Lunch   1:30-2:45 Drupal Nodes/Entities and Object Integreation

Jonathan Green

Mitch MacKenzie

1:30-2:45 Batch Ingesting/Global Changes

Paul Pound

Alan Stanley

1:30-2:45 Microservices

Richard Wincewicz

Nelson Hart

2:45-3:00 Break   3:00-3:45 Digital Humanities Solution Pack

Alan Stanley

Kirsta Stapelfeldt

3:00-4:00 Live Islandora Committers Meeting   3:45-4:30 Research Data

Donald Moses

David Wilcox

6:00 Reception at Fishbones  

 

August 3rd Time Sessions and Tutorials Presenter(s) 8:30-9:30 Light Breakfast   9:30-10:30 Discovering Our History, Understanding Our Community (the accidental presentation) Dan Lerch 10:30-11:00 Break   11:00-11:45 The New Islandora Institutional Repository

Donald Moses

Kirsta Stapelfeldt

11:45-12:30 The DTC Archive Project Michael Haft 12:30-1:30 Lunch   1:30-2:45

Theming for Developers

Link to presentation: http://pure-sands-5880.herokuapp.com

Kris Bulman 1:30-2:45 Content Models/Custom DSs/Viewers/Object Details

Will Panting  

Alan Stanley

1:30-2:45 Multilingual Interfaces i18n

Adam Vessey

Danny Joris

1:30-2:45 XACML/Multi-Site Approaches

Jonathan Green

Paul Pound

2:45-3:00 Break   3:00-4:30 Recap/Roadmap All

Update: Islandora 11.3.1

Islandora has been updated to version 11.3.1. This minor release addresses a bug in the 11.3.0 release - all users of Islandora 11.3.0 should update to 11.3.1. More details can be found on the release notes and downloads page.

Please report any issues to the google developer or users lists, or at our JIRA.

Please read the documentation carefully before updating as this version may cause issues with previously installed versions of Islandora - particularly versions released prior to Islandora 11.2.0. All modules should be updated simultaneously to keep everything in sync. If you encounter an undocumented issue, please let us know so that we can help build and document a complete upgrade path.

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Islandora 11.3.0 has been released!

We are pleased to announce the release of Islandora 11.3.0!

You can download all available modules from the download page, or test drive the release at http://sandbox.islandora.ca.

A guide to this release is available here. The guide introduces changes and new features in this version, including improvements to the batch ingest and book solution pack modules, as well as a host of bug fixes.

The documentation is undergoing updates to match this version of Islandora, and is available here.

Please report any issues to the google developer or users lists, or at our JIRA.

Please read the documentation carefully before updating as this version may cause issues with previously installed versions of Islandora - particularly versions released prior to Islandora 11.2.0. All modules should be updated simultaneously to keep everything in sync. If you encounter an undocumented issue, please let us know so that we can help build and document a complete upgrade path.

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A MODS2HTML Disseminator

A user on the Islandora Google Group  asked a question about how to output the MODS datastream of an object in HTML format.  We do this on an Islandora site - http://www.IslandImagined.ca.  There are many different approaches including the styling of Solr results. 

The other is to create a disseminator and you can review these two FOXML objects - a service deployment object and a service definition object - to get started.  One spot you'll want to change is the RELS-EXT of the service deployment object (islandora:mods2htmlSdep) and associate it with the appropriate content models that you have.

To change the display of your HTML you would update the XSL datastream of the islandora:mods2htmlSdep object.

Donald

Donald Moses
Digital Initiatives and Systems Librarian
Robertson Library
University of Prince Edward Island
dmoses@upei.ca

Islandora 11.2.0 is here!

We are pleased to announce the release of Islandora 11.2.0!

You can download all available modules from http://islandora.ca/download, or test drive the release at http://sandbox.islandora.ca

These release notes introduces changes and new features in this version, including our new bulk ingest and collections management utilities and our streamlined solution packs. The documentation is undergoing updates to match this version of Islandora, and is available here:

https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/ISLANDORA/Islandora

Please report any issues to the google developer or users lists, or at our JIRA:

https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/ISLANDORA

Please read the documentation carefully before updating, as this version may cause issues with previously installed versions of Islandora. If you encounter an undocumented issue, please let us know so that we can help build and document a complete upgrade path.

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Red Island Repository Institute 2011

Registration is now open for this year’s Institute, September 17-23. We are planning to have 2 streams this year: Digital Humanities and Science Data. Come and learn about cutting-edge repository technologies with like minded folk on beautiful Prince Edward Island at beautiful Dalvay by the Sea, which we have booked exclusively for this event.

Among others, Dean Irvine, Tom Cramer, Steve Bayliss, Bradley Maclean, Chris Wilper, and Matt Zumwalt are all confirmed facilitators. This year’s RIRI is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and invigorating yet.

Registration costs $2800.00 CAD for an all-inclusive and exclusive stay at Dalvay by the Sea to learn the cutting edge in repository software. Register early to take advantage of the special deal to bring a guest for only $1500.00 more. Please contact us at vresupport@upei.ca if you have any questions!