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Islandoracon is coming back! The third iteration of our conference will be held October 7 - 11th, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The main conference will be hosted by Islandora Foundation Partner Simon Fraser University, at their downtown location in Harbour Centre. Stayed tuned to this blog and our listserv for updates about registration, a Call for Proposals, and more.
Photo credit: Magnus Larsson
The Islandora Foundation is very pelased to announce our first event of 2019: Islandora Camp Switzerland, taking place June 17 - 19 in Dübendorf, Switzlerand. We are partnering with Islandora Foundation member Lib4RI to hold the camp at Eawag. While we won't be anouncing the full schedule until some time next year, we expect to follow the usual camp schedule of:
- Day One: General and introductory sessions about the software and the community that uses and supports it
- Day Two: Hand-on workshop training with tracks for Developers and front-end Administrative users, featuring both Islandora 7.x and Islandora CLAW
- Day Three: Sessions on specific sites, tools, and topics of interest to Islandora users
The camp will kick off on the Monday directly following Open Repositories 2019, taking place in Hamburg, Germany, so if you're heading to OR, why not hang around for a weekend of sightseeing and join us as well?
Looking for Islandora events in North America? Stay tuned for dates and locations for Islandoracon.
Create a roadmap for the future of the Islandora platform, including tools and strategies for migration
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG for short) has been working on a prioritized list of upcoming features and improvements for Islandora CLAW to help guide its development. We're aiming to release Islandora CLAW (and drop the CLAW codename) after 7.x-1.12 is released. Once that happens, this roadmap will be used to set sprint goals and other development priorities. We're opening up the roadmap to review by the entire community, and are asking for your feedback. You can leave comments either in this google doc or in the individual Github issues. We've also ranked these issues using a Github project.
Priority was agreed upon following the general rule of providing "must-have" features before migration. In other words, features which, if missing, would prevent someone from adopting the software should receive higher priority. Documentation and examples involving migrations ranked first, with multi-site support following up second. Also on the list are features built around the Fedora API specification, UI/UX improvements, new derivatives, and a lot more.
If there's anything you think is missing that's high priority, feel free to leave a suggestion in the google doc, or create an issue on Github and give it the Roadmap label. This is your chance to help shape the development of the project, so if you really need something before migrating in, this is a good opportunity to have your voice heard. After this review, the finalized list of features will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval. Once approved, the roadmap will be prominently displayed on our web site to help give people a sense of the direction of the software.
- Component manager
- Migrate over objects based on content type
- Migrate ALL the datastreams (except AUDIT, which is a special case)
- Extract metadata from any XML datastream and make it a Drupal field
- Model authorities such as people, organizations, and subjects
- Convert MODS to CSV using Cara Key's (LSU) XML2CSV tool
- Migrating the AUDIT datastream
- Modeling more/different types of authorities
- Examples of extracting authorities from FOXML
- A workflow for those who want to use OpenRefine to reconcile linked data authorities during the migration process
- Benjamin Rosner - Barnard Collge, CU
- Pat Dunlavey - Born-Digital
- Andrija Sagic - Library "Milutin Bojic"
- Ann McShane - Library Company of Philadelphia
- Cara Key - Louisiana State University
- Jason Peak - Louisiana State University
- Jonathan Green - LYRASIS
- Rachel Leach - Mount Holyoke College
- Mark Jordan - Simon Fraser University
- Adam Soroka - Smithsonian Institution
- Rachel Tillay - Tulane University
- Pete Clarke - University College Dublin
- Jared Whiklo - University of Manitoba
- Mike Bolam - University of Pittsburgh
- Seth Shaw - University of Nevada Las Vegas
- Paul Pound - University of Prince Edward Island
- Rosie Le Faive - University of Prince Edward Island
- Nat Kanthan - University of Toronto Scarborough
- Marcus Barnes - University of Toronto Scarborough
- Carolyn Moritz - Vassar College
Melissa Anez has been working with Islandora since 2012 and has been the Community and Project Manager of the Islandora Foundation since it was founded in 2013. She has been a frequent instructor in the Admin Track and developed much of the curriculum, refining it with each new Camp. Lately she has been expanding the iCamp workshop to cover new ground with Islandora CLAW.
Katie Romabiles began working with Islandora in 2017 when she took on the new position of Institutional Repository Specialist for San Diego State University. Since then, she has helped with the migration of the university's IR from DSpace to Islandora and has developed new repository collections in collaboration with SDSU faculty and staff. She attended iCampEU in 2018, and is excited to give back to the Islandora community by acting as host and support instructor for iCampCA.
The Islandora Installations list has hit 250* known sites! Let's have a look at some of the more interesting examples that brought us to this milestone:
California Revealed is a State Library initiative to help California’s public libraries, in partnership with other local heritage groups, digitize, preserve, and serve online historically significant Californiana (e.g., books, documents, audiovisual recordings).
This eight-instutiton multi-site is a collaborative initiative aimed at creating access to unique digital content by Ontario colleges.
Managed by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the Frederick Douglass Papers collects, edits, and publishes in books and online the speeches, letters, autobiographies, and other writings of abolitionist, statesan, and renowned orator Frederick Douglass.
Part of the CAUL-CBUA Atlantic Islandora Repository Network (CAIRN) multi-site, this repository features items of importance to the history of NSCAD University, including a collection of digitized scrapbooks containing NSCAD memorabilia dating back to 1921, a collection of books authored by past principal Elizabeth Styring Nutt, a digitized audio archive of lectures, performances, and sound art, and a collection of digital theses by MFA, MDes, and MA graduates dating from 1975 to present.
The host of our next Islandora Camp digital collections, SDSU's Islandora repository covers theses, syllabi, and other materials produced by students, faculty, and staff.
Is your site on our list? Drop us a line to be added or updated.
* Yep, it's actually 254. Just like last time, the list grows faster than the blog updates