Islandora 8 Documentation Sprint: Complete!

The latest Islandora 8 sprint focussed on a key aspect of our first release: documentation. It has been a stunning success. From March 4th to 15th, a 22-person team of volunteers worked together to write, review, and publish pages and pages of brand new documentation covering topics for developers, system administrators, and front-end site builders. We're still working on getting everything finished up and put into a new Table of Contents to make the documentation easier to explore, but you can explore samples of new completed work such as:

What's next for Islandora 8? We're still a sprint away from our first release. Stay tuned for a second call for volunteers to participate in an auditing and testing sprint, running April 8th to 19th, where the new documentation will serve as a guide for testing out the software and handing over one last list of bugs, features, and improvements for the team to work out before a first release of Islandora 8 in May.

Many thanks to the individuals and institutions who gave their time to this sprint. Islandora 8 owes its new breadth and depth of documentation to people from:

  • Berklee College
  • Born-Digital
  • Library "Milutin Bojic"
  • NUI Galway
  • PALS
  • Queen's University Library
  • Tulane University
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Toronto, Scarborough
  • Simon Fraser University