Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework.  Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community.

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Islandora IR Workshop at iPRES2013

5 years 1 day

From David Wilcox at discoverygarden Inc:

The Islandora team will be offering a half day tutorial on the new Institutional Repository framework at this year's International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES) in Lisbon, Portugal on September 2, 2013: http://ipres2013.ist.utl.pt/t1_6-iPRES2013-IslandoraIRTutorial.pdf
 
Islandora’s new Institutional Repository (IR) framework meets the needs of organizations that need a complex system to manage their constant flow of intellectual output and collect, organize and preserve master's theses, journal articles, dissertations, research and much more. Features include numerous export and citation styles, enhanced options to import publications using identifiers such as DOI and PMID, publication rights management, and detailed repository statistics. The Islandora IR modules are fully compatible with the standard set of Islandora modules, so you can ingest and manage images, videos, books, and other content types alongside scholarly publications.
 
This tutorial with begin with an overview of Islandora, focusing on the new Institutional Repository framework. Using an online sandbox, participants will be guided through the process of creating new citations, publications, and other supported content types (images, videos, books, etc.). They will then learn how to search, save and export citations in a variety of formats and citation styles. Collection management, including publication embargo, search configurations, and repository statistics will also be covered.
 
No prior experience with Islandora is required, so please sign up for this tutorial when you register for the conference: http://ipres2013.ist.utl.pt/registration.html.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
- David Wilcox
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Islandora on Ideawall

5 years 1 week

Our entire team is full swing at Open Repositories 2013 this week so we are falling a little behind on our news and blogging updates, but we wanted to let everyone know about a great new tool we're trying out to bring some crowdsourcing to Islandora: IdeaWall. With this site you can post ideas (Using Google, Facebook, or an IdeaWall account) and/or vote up and down on what else the community has proposed. We'll look to this list to take direction for our roadmap and direct resources to new development. Several ideas have already been posted and we're eager to see what else you want from Islandora.

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Islandora and TEI: A New Article in the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

5 years 2 weeks

Islandora's Kirsta Stapelfeldt and UPEI's Donald Moses have just published an article in the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative called "Islandora and TEI: Current and Emerging Applications/Approaches." This article explores the potential of Islandora for the digital humantities community and its suitability for TEI:

Islandora is an open-source software framework developed since 2006 by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library. The Islandora framework is designed to ease the management of security and workflow for digital assets, and to help implementers create custom interfaces for display, search, and discovery. Turnkey options are provided via tools and modules ("solution packs") designed to support the work of a particular knowledge domain (such as chemistry), a particular content type (such as a digitized newspaper), or a particular task (such as TEI encoding). While it does not yet have native support for TEI, Islandora provides a promising basis on which digital humanities scholars could manage the creation, editing, validation, display, and comparison of TEI-encoded text. UPEI's IslandLives project, with its forthcoming solution pack, provides insight into how an Islandora version 6 installation can support OCR text extraction, automatic structural/semantic encoding of text, and web-based TEI editing and display functions for site administrators. This article introduces the Islandora framework and its suitability for TEI, describes the IslandLives approach in detail, and briefly discusses recent work and future directions for TEI work in Islandora. The authors hope that interested readers may help contribute to the expansion of TEI-related services and features available to be used with Islandora.

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