Islandora as an Institutional Repository - Tuesday, August 11

Moderators: Melissa Anez, Amy Blau, Janice Banser, Mirko Hanke, Mike Kemezis, Danny Lamb, Jeff Rubin


(Eastern Time)

Session Title



10:00 - 10:10

Welcome and Overview

Welcome everyone to the event, establish norms and schedule, give broad overview of the topic

Speaker: Melissa Anez



10:10 - 10:50

Islandora as an IR

An overview of the current state of IR support in Islandora 8, including Islandora tools, Drupal tools, and a look at who is already doing IRs in Islandora 8.  

Speakers: Bryan Brown and Seth Shaw

10:50 - 11:00

Full Break

11:00 - 11:20

An Open and Expansive Islandora 8 IR

An overview of the first release of the discoverygarden Islandora 8 IR.

Speakers: Daniel Aitken and Stephen Perkins (discoverygarden, Inc)

11:20 - 11:40

Islandora as a Data Repository

UPEI's CANARIE-grant funded Research Data Management project addressed some IR-related features, including DOIs, citation generation, usage tracking, versioning, user-managed submissions with an editorial workflow, and a "resource" comprising one or more original files. This talk will introduce our solutions to those challenges as well as where improvements would be welcomed. Project information and documentation is at

Speakers: Rosie Le Faive

11:40 - 12:00

LASIR-Focussed: Building a Better IR in Islandora


Speaker: Sarah Lippincott


12:00 - 12:30

Full Break

12:30 - 1:00


Grab coffee/lunch, join themed break-out rooms to hang out if desired.


Breakout 1: Pictionary

Join your fellow attendees for some themed pictionary using a browser-based drawing game.

Breakout 2: On-Topic Chat

Informal chat about Islandora and IRs.

Breakout 3: Off-Topic Chat

Informal chat about whatever.

Breakout 4: Crosswords

Complete an online crossword as a group. The moderator streams the crossword and fills out answers while the group guesses.

1:00 - 1:20

Islandora 8 as an IR: Leveraging the power of Drupal


Simon Fraser University is in the process of preparing to migrate its Institutional Repository from a very shaky Drupal 6 site to Islandora 8. The project has included a deep look at the requirements and identified potential development needed to achieve the goal of a more user friendly, functional and modern IR.


Speakers: Janice Banser and Don Taylor (SFU)

1:20 - 1:40

Complex Workflows with Content Moderation

A document needs to pass through many hands before it gets published in your IR? The tools are built right into the core of Drupal. This session will walk through how to use Content Moderation to build complex, multi-party workflows in Islandora 8.

Speaker: Danny Lamb

1:40 - 2:00

Full Break

2:00 - 2:30

Break-out Discussions

Attendees divide into break out rooms to discuss the question:  What are the most important IR features for you?




2:30 - 3:00

Report back

Groups return to the main conference, spokesperson gives a 5-minute report on what they discussed.

Moderator: Melissa Anez