iCamp GTA- August 6th - 8th

Tweet about Camp using #iCampGTA

Directions to Campus: 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON, Canada, M1C 1A4

Campus Map: The camp will take place in the Social Science Building (MW)

Wednesday August 6th: Room MW160

Wednesday's sessions are a high-level tour of what's going on in Islandora. Community demos, modules and solution packs in development, and a discussion of what attendees are looking for from Camp and from Islandora.

Time Session Details 8:30-9:00 Coffee/Tea   9:00-9:30 Welcome to Camp: Hello Islandora

A general introduction and update on Islandora

Speaker(s): iCampGTA Team

9:30-10:30 Camp Roundtable

A round-the-room discussion of who is attending and what they want to get out of camp.

Led by: Kirsta Stapelfeldt, University of Toronto Scarborough 

10:30-11:00 Break   11:00-11:45 Release Overview

An overview of solution packs and tools in the latest release.

Speaker: Nick Ruest, York University


11:45-12:30 Islandora Community Overview

Descriptions and demos of new and innovative uses of Islandora in the community. 

Speaker: Various

12:30-1:30 Lunch   1:30-2:15

Future Development: Islandora, Fedora 4, and Drupal 8


A discussion surrounding the future Fedora 4 and Drupal 8 releases, their features and improvements, as well as Fedora/Drupal integrations with Islandora. 

Speaker: Jordan Dukart, discoverygarden Inc and David Wilcox, DuraSpace





Taking a look at the newly formed Preservation Interest Group

Speaker: Nick Ruest, York University

3:00-3:30 Interest Groups - Updates and Breakout Session

A discussion of Islandora's current Interest Groups with updates and an oppourtunity for meetings and interest group formation. Want to start an interest group? Join an interest group? This is the session

Faciliatator: Kirsta Stapelfeldt, University of Toronto Scarborough

3:30-4:00 Break   4:00-5:00 VM Installfest Bring your laptops! Wednesday’s workshops require a working VM and a few other bits and pieces. In this session, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to hit the ground running.


Thursday August 7th: Rooms MW160 (Admin) & MW 140 (Dev)

Thursday is a full day of workshops/tutorials where you can get your hands on Islandora and gain some practical experience, either via the user interface (admins) or by digging into the underlying code (devs).

Time Admin Track Dev Track 8:30-9:00     9:00-10:30 Intro to Drupal and Islandora Content models 10:30-11:00 Break Solution packs 11:00-12:30 Islandora Configuration Tuque 12:30-1:30 Lunch Lunch 1:30-3:30 Forms and Security Islandora Porcus 3:30-4:00 Break Break 4:00-5:00 Solr for Admins Questions/discussion


Friday August 8th: Room MW 140

Friday features a close look at many of the tools available for Islandora and sessions from the Islandora community.

Time Session Details 8:30-9:00 Coffee/Tea   9:00-9:30 Don’t be Dreary, Let’s Query! Speaker: Jordan Dukart, discoverygarden Inc 9:30-10:00 Formbuilder and You

How to get the most out of the XML Formbuilder

Speaker: David Wilcox, DuraSpace

10:00-10:30 Awards & Closing Remarks   10:30-11:00 Break   11:00-12:00 Islandora Scholar

A close look at the latest in Institutional repos in Islandora, via the Islandora Scholar module

Speaker: Jordan Dukart, discoverygarden Inc (and others)

12:00-12:30 WARC - More than Chocobos! Speaker: Nick Ruest, York University 12:30-1:30 Lunch   1:30-2:00 Automatic Islandora installation and configuration with Chef and Vagrant Speaker: MJ Suhonos, Ryerson University 2:00-2:30 Compound Objects & View

An overview and how-to for the Compound Solution Pack and how to store unusual objects.

Speaker: David Wilcox, DuraSpace


Collaboration and Compromise: State Universities of Florida Islandora Implementation

In March 2012, the State University Libraries of Florida selected Islandora as the common digital library platform. This presentation will highlight the implementation of Islandora in a large consortial environment. Presenting how the eleven universities along with the Florida Virtual Campus (primary developers) have collaborated in nearly every aspect of development may prove valuable to the Islandora community. We have collaborated and compromised on everything from major decisions on a common theme for all interfaces to the granular details of “author” verses “creator.” After two years of work, Florida State University’s site went public, and two more universities, including Florida Gulf Coast University, are soon to follow.

This presentation will also discuss the challenges and successes of creating a common digital library platform among institutions with varying degrees of experience with digital collections, varying amounts of content to be migrated from previous platforms (FGCU had zero; FSU had terabytes), and varying degrees of in-house support.


Speaker: Melissa VandeBurgt, Florida Gulf Coast University

3:00-3:30 Break   3:30-4:00

Switching to Open Source

Open source software is becoming widely implemented globally, in almost every industry. The digital asset management industry has a variety of open source options, fuelled by the work by academic institutions, their librarians and scholars. 

Islandora is one such option; a digital asset management system that provides out-of-the-box repository solutions for a wide range of digital collections and research domains. 

This presentation will discuss switching from proprietary digital asset management software to open source. It will draw on primary and secondary research on open source software adoption.

Speaker: Erin Tripp, discoverygarden Inc


Community Presentation/Suggestions 

  4:30-5:00 Community Presentation/Suggestions