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.

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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.

Dispatches from the User List: Staffing Islandora

This week we're shining a spotlight on a converation from our user listserv that endevours to answer a question we get a lot at the Islandora Foundation: How many people does it take to run an Islandora site? With detailed responses from five active Islandora sites (plus a recomendation for a new tool to make things easier still), it was a very fruitful thread.

The initial question comes from the Rochester Institute of Technology, who are evalutating Islandora as a possible DAMS solution:

iCampEU 2018 Instructors Announced

Islandora Camp is going to Limerick, Ireland June 20 - 22, 2018. This will be our only stop in Europe in 2018, and we'll be holding our traditional three day camp, with two days of sessions bookending a day of hands-on training from experienced Islandora instructors. You can find out more about the camp here. We are very pleased to announce that the instructors for our training workshop will be:

Islandora Foundation joins DuraSpace

The Islandora Foundation is very pleased to announce that it has joined DuraSpace as an affiliate member. We look forward to collaborating with DuraSpace more closely to further not only Islandora's growth and sustainability but also to learn from and support allied open-source communities. See DuraSpace's press release for more information.