Our very own Metadata Interest Group is running a sprint from March 8th to the 19th, and everyone's invited to participate. We'll be auditing the default metadata fields that we ship with and comparing them to the excellent metadata profile the MIG has worked so hard to create for us. The goal of the sprint is just to find out where the gaps are so we know the full scope of work needed to implement their recommendations. If you can navigate the Drupal fields UI (or just want to learn!), contributing is easy and would be super helpful to us. NO PROGRAMMING REQUIRED. And if you don't have an Islandora 8 instance to work on (or are having a hard time installing one), we're making a fresh sandbox just for the sprint. Also, Islandora Foundation staff (a.k.a. me) and representatives from the MIG will be on hand to help out and answer any questions you may have.
You can sign up for the sprint here, and choose a metadata field to audit in this spreadsheet. As always, commit to as much or as little as you like. It only takes a couple minutes to check out a field and its settings to see if they line up with the recommendations. If we get enough folks to sign up, then many hands will make light work of this task!
This is yet another sign of the strength of our awesome community. An interest group is taking it upon themselves to run a sprint to help achieve their goals, and the Islandora Foundation couldn't be happier to help. If you're a member of an interest group and want help engaging the community to make your goals happen, please feel free to reach out on Slack or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).