Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework.  Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community.

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PASIG Webinar - Stewarding Research Data with Fedora and Islandora

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Next week on Tuesday, July 11th from 11:30am-12:30pm (EDT), Islandora's Mark Leggott will present a webinar based on his recent workshop for the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) in Washington, DC. ASIS&T members can attend for free and non-members can register for only $20.00. Details and registration available here.

About the webinar:

The interest in stewarding research data is undergoing an exponential increase, encouraged by funder mandates as well as the recognition by researchers that data sharing leads to greater discovery and innovation. The Islandora community is actively working on solutions for managing the diversity of data in virtually any domain. In one example at the University of PEI, Islandora tools are being built to sync data from systems like DropBox and Google Drive to Fedora, providing immediate preservation services for any arbitrary collection of data. This Physical Data Model is intended to provide a quick and seamless integration with Islandora where the researchers can subsequently add enrichment and optionally choose to share the data with others. In another example the Smithsonian is applying a set of Intellectual Data Models to steward research output from a variety of projects. In this case data is ingested into Islandora against a domain-specific data model that applies specific metadata forms, data transformations and data viewers to make the data more accessible immediately on ingest. The webinar will highlight these and other approaches to research data management and preservation. 

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Islandora Camp T-Shirt Logo Contest: Time to Vote!

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The entries are in for Islandora Camp PEI's t-shirt logo contest, and now it's time to help pick a winner. If you have registered for the camp, you've already received an email asking you to decide which of our three snazzy options you want to wear in July. If you have not signed up yet but are planning to attend, head on over to the Camp Website and register an account so you can make your voice heard.

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Dispatches from the user list: Limit Solr search to collection descendants

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The Islandora dev and user listservs are an active source of news and support for Islandora. Whatever your issue, there is a good chance that someone out there has either encountered it or has an idea of how to fix it - and that they will be happy to share those solutions.

Back in May, a member of the Islandora community brought an interesting problem to the users list on Google Groups. She had a number of book collections and wanted the ability to limit Solr searching to a single collection at a time.

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