Islandora 8 v1.1.0 Now Available!

The Islandora Foundation is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Islandora 8 version 1.1.0!  After the last release, we polled the community for the most wanted features for Islandora 8.  This release adds several of the most requested features and enhancements from the polling results:

  • Paged Content

    • Order sequences of content using a weight field
    • Generate IIIF manifests for presenting paged content
    • View paged content with the Openseadragon viewer
  • Extracted Text

    • Extract text from both TIFFs and PDFs
    • Extracted text can be indexed in Solr
  • FITS Derivatives

    • FITS XML is generated for new file uploads
  • Versioning

    • Drupal revisions create Memento versions in Fedora
  • OAI-PMH Endpoint

    • Configurable using views
  • Better Search / Discovery

    • Default configuration for search indexing
    • Default configuration for faceting


If you would like to try Islandora 8 v1.1.0 for yourself, we have three options for you:

  1. A sandbox of v1.1.0 is available to play with at
  2. A virtualbox VM is available for download here.
  3. You can install a development or production environment using our Ansible playbook, which has a corresponding 1.1.0 release.

If you are already running Islandora 8 v1.0.0, an example script for updating to 1.1.0 can be found here.


This software is made possible by volunteer contributions from community members and organizations.  The fact that this many major features have all been developed and contributed on a voluntary basis shows just how talented, amazing, and dedicated our community is!  We truly could not do this without you.  We’d like to thank each and every one of the people who have helped us deliver this software:  


  • Aaron Birkland
  • Alan Stanley
  • Alex Kent
  • Alexander O’Neill
  • Bethany Seeger
  • Caleb Derven
  • Charlie Tillay
  • Daniel Aitken
  • Danny Bernstein
  • David Keiser-Clark
  • Debbie Flitner
  • Don Richards
  • Eli Zoller
  • Gavin Morris
  • Ian Song
  • Janice Banser
  • Jared Whiklo
  • Jeff Rubin
  • Joe Corall
  • Jonathan Hunt
  • Mark Jordan
  • Melissa Anez
  • Mike Bolam
  • Minnie Rangel
  • Nat Kanthan
  • Rosie Le Faive
  • Samantha Miker
  • Seth Shaw
  • Wilhelmina Randtke
  • William Matheson
  • Willow Gillingham
  • Yamil Suarez