Islandora 8 1.1.0 is Coming Soon: Testers Needed

We're gearing up for the second release of Islandora 8, which boasts a bevy of new community requested and developed features:

  • Paged Content
    • IIIF Manifests
    • Multi-Page Openseadragon
    • Drag-and-drop re-ordering
  • Full text extraction for Images and PDFs
  • Technical metadata extraction using FITS
  • OAI-PMH endpoint
  • Versioning
    • Drupal revisions generate Fedora versions
  • Better Documentation

That's a lot of community contributions!  And that means we need a lot of testing for all those new features, too.  We'll be freezing the code and holding a two-week testing sprint from January 27th to February 7th to make sure everything is good to go for the next release.  So if you're interested in getting your hands on the latest Islandora 8 and don't mind providing us with valuable feedback, please consider signing up to be a tester.  You can find the sign up sheet here.  Commitment is minimal.  We have a spreadsheet of test cases where you can put your name down for as much or as little as you like.  Just run through the test cases you like and let us know if it worked for you or not.  Plus, there will be plenty of people around on Slack or the mailing list to help out if you get stuck or have any questions.  We hope to see you there!