DuraSpace Migration/ Upgrade Survey: Call for Participation

From Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager at Duraspace:

I’m collecting anecdotes from people who have undertaken a migration or a major upgrade in the recent past. I hope to collect stories about how the project went, what resources were used or developed during the process, and whether it turned into an opportunity to update skills, re-engage stakeholders, normalize data, re-envision the service, etc.

Cross-Community Collaboration at Hydra Dev Sprint

From September 19 - 23, a group of 16 developers from various institutions, with users of Hydra, Islandora, and Fedora, got together in State College, PA, to work on Fedora 4 features for the community. They worked in three teams:

  1. Workflow
  2. Fedora Import/Export
  3. Admin Dashboard

Dan Coughlin has provided a summary of their accomplishments:

Workflow

Fedora 4 Project Update V

Open Repositories 2015 has always been bright line on our project calendar. It's been a deadline for most of our project goals because that's when we wanted to show the community what their funding, use cases, discussions, and development has wrought. Well, OR2015 has come and gone and there is plenty of good news. First, the official goals of the Islandora 7.x-2.x project that have been completed:

Fedora 4 Project Update IV

As the project entered the fourth month, work continued on migration planning and mapping, migration-utils, and Drupal integration.

The Future of Forms in Islandora

If you have been following events in the Islandora community lately, you probably know that we are in the midst of an ambitious project to build an Islandora that works on top of Fedora 4. The project is going great, but it has raised some questions about how to proceed with one of the most crucial yet under-appreciated tools in the Islandora stack: XML Formbuilder.

Fedora 4 Project Update III

The Fedora 4 upgration is coming into its third month with a big focus on migration. Notes from the last project meeting are available here. Some highlights:

Jared Whiklo, Web Application Developer at University of Manitoba, has joined the project team and is working with Danny and Nick on code tasks. 

Islandora Foundation: Meet the Partners

The Islandora Foundation has been very fortunate to welcome six new Partner-level members in the past few months, due in large part to enthusiasm over our ongoing Fedora 4/Islandora 7.x upgration project. I'd like to take some time in this week's blog to highlight those new members, and all of the Foundation supporters who have helped us to get where we are today.

Islandora/Fedora 4 Project Update

The Islandora 7.x/Fedora 4.x integration that we announced in December has officially begun. Work began on January 19th and our first team meeting was Friday, January 30th and we will be meeting on the 4th Friday of every month at 1:00 PM Eastern time. Here's what's going on so far: