Islandora is a completely free open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage and discover digital assets using a best practice framework.  Islandora is implemented and supported by an ever-growing international community.

Built on a base of Drupal, Fedora, and Solr, Islandora's flexibility empowers users to work with a huge variety of data types (such as image, video, and pdf) and knowledge domains (such as Chemistry and the Digital Humanities) and provides integration with additional viewers, editors, and data processing applications.

Islandora has out-of-the-box support for:
Any Digital File Type
Batch Ingest and Migrations
Faceted Searching
Flexible Metadata
Flexible Storage
JSON-LD Serialization
Linked Data
Multilingual Content and Interface
Usage Statistics

Additionally, you can extend Islandora using any of the hundreds of modules built by the Drupal community.

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The Islandora Foundation

The Islandora Foundation is a federally incorporated, community-driven soliciting non-profit operating under Corporation Number 848647-6. Our mission is to steward the Islandora software platform and the community that develops and supports it.


Islandora and all of its components are completely free to use.

Get Started

Try out Islandora, browse our documentation, and download the version that best suits your needs.


Participate in Islandora events and user groups to expand your skills and share your experience. Connect with new partners and colleagues.


Take an active role in our open source community and help to make Islandora even better.


From user documentation and community support to trusted vendors, we have the resources to help you make the most of Islandora.

Fixing a Missing "vboxnet0"

Error: "Could not start the machine ... because the following physical network interfaces were not found:
vboxnet0 (adapter 1)
You can either change the machine's network settings or stop the machine."

Solution: Newer versions of VirtualMachine for Mac OS may not recognize the presence of vboxnet0 as a Host-Only Adapter option. To correct this:

Islandora Camp Europe Updates

The main presenters and instructors have been confirmed for Islandora Camp in Tuscany, Italy:

  • Mark Leggott - Islandora Founder
  • Donald Moses - Digital Initiatives and Systems Librarian, UPEI
  • Paul Pound - Islandora Developer/Senior Developer, UPEI
  • Thornton Staples - Director of Research and Scientific Data Management, The Smithsonian
  • Nigel Banks - DiscoveryGarden, Inc.

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming months as we gather ideas from the community. We would also like to encourage members of the Islandora community to propose sessions for the 1st Islandora Camp Europe. We are also asking the community to suggest sessions for the camp. Sessions will be put to a vote by attendees later on to decide what will be added to the schedule.