As our Islandora Community Code of Conduct nears its third birthday, the Islandora Coordinating Committee would like to take stock of how well it is serving all members of our community, and then update or expand it accordingly. To get this process started, we would like your input on a 6-question survey.
The survey will be open for two months, after which time the Islandora Coordinating Committee will review the feedback and use it to inform a new draft. If you'd like to take a more active hand in helping us to shape the Code of Conduct, you can drop your email address at the end of the survey, or contact me directly. Any suggested changes to the Code of Conduct will also go out to the community for review, so you'll have another opportunity to let us know what you think before it's taken up for a vote.
Thank you for your help!
The Open Repositories conference is heading to Hamburg, Germany from June 10-13th, and Islandora will be there. If you're planning to attend (or watch some videos afterwards), we've put together a list of sessions that might be of particular interest for our community:
- Migrating The Language Archive to a new repository solution
- Islandora Community Update: A Platform for the User, by the User
- Islandora 8 and Beyond
- Islandora for All: Community Sustainability and Lessons Learned
Not enough Islandora yet? We've got an Islandora Camp a few days after Open Repositories, near Zürich, Switzerland from June 17 - 19. If you're already in the region for OR2019, why not stay over and join us there?
To launch the 2019 Islandoracon on October 7th, we will have a set of half-day workshops, including an "Intro Islandora" track for those who are new to the software and want a crash course to enhance their engagement for the rest of the conference. For more advanced users, we have an overview of the ISLE system for deploying and maintaining Islandora with Docker, and a dive into Drupal plugins to extend Islandora 8.
- Intro to Islandora 7
- Intro to Islandora 8
- ISLE: Installing and Managing Islandora with Docker
- Drupal Plugins
These half-day workshops are included in the price of general registration and do not require any additional registration (although we may send out a sign-up sheet to keep track of numbers). You are welcome to move back and forth between tracks.
Islandora Camp is heading to Dübendorf, near Zürich, Switzerland from June 17 - 19, 2019. Hosted by Lib4RI - Library for the Research Institutes within the ETH domain: Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL, and located at Eawag. We'll be holding our usual style of camp, with two days of sessions and one day of hands-on training from experienced Islandora instructors. You can register for the camp and find out more here. Both workshop tracks will contain content exploring Islandora's next major version, which pairs Drupal 8 and Fedora 4, alongside more traditional training in the current release with Drupal 7 and Fedora 3. We are very pleased to announce that the instructors for our training workshop will be:
Melissa Anez has been working with Islandora since 2012 and has been the Community and Project Manager of the Islandora Foundation since it was founded in 2013. She has been a frequent instructor in the Admin Track and developed much of the curriculum, refining it with each new Camp. Lately she has been expanding the iCamp workshop to cover new ground with Islandora 8.
Sarah Last is the newest team member of the Lib4RI DORA Group since June 2018. She works as a project assistant and is responsible for the good behaviour of the DORA Repository. She mainly deals with issues regarding the form builder, export options and help page. It will be her first time in the iCamp, but is looking forward to help with the Admin Track exercises.
Mark Jordan has taught at four other Islandora Camps and at the Islandora Conference. He is the developer of numerous custom Islandora modules, including Islandora Context, Islandora Simple Map, Islandora Datastream CRUD, and the XML Solution Pack. Mark is also one of the co-developers of the the Move to Islandora Kit. Recently, he developed Riprap, a fixity checking service, and a module to integrate it into Islandora 8. He is also an Islandora committer and is currently serving as Chair of the Islandora Foundation Board of Directors. His day job is as Associate Dean of Libraries, Digital Strategy at Simon Fraser University.
Marcus Emmanuel Barnes is an active participant in the Islandora community and has presented workshops and talks at Islandora events. He develops and maintains several custom Islandora modules with the team at The Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) at the University of Toronto Scarborough Library, including the Islandora Oral Histories Solution Pack and the Islandora Web Annotations module. Marcus is excited to share his knowledge and insights learned through many years of developing digital collections and looks forward to helping empower participants to be successful with their own Islandora-based projects.