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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More Long Tail Modules

5 years 3 weeks

Last week I highlighted a set of five Islandora modules that are outside of our standard release but still quite useful in different contexts. It was far from a comprehensive list. This week we’re revisiting the long tail of Islandora with five more tools you might not know are out there:

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The Long Tail of Islandora Modules

5 years 1 month

Anyone who uses Islandora on even a casual basis knows that it is much more than its core module. Additional modules such as Solution Packs, Tools, and Dependencies are what make Islandora both flexible and robust, and able to change to suit the needs of almost any data storage or management requirement.

Not all of these modules make it into the official release - or are even intended to. But there are some very handy tools out there in development, kicking around the “long tail” of Islandora and hiding in developers’ GitHub accounts or at the lower ends of our own list because they are not quite ready for primetime. Here are five that you might want to check out:

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A User Perspective on Adopting Islandora

5 years 1 month

The Legacy Center at Drexel University College of Medicine recently posted a blog about their experiences selecting and getting started with islandora:

The Legacy Center is once again contemplating a move but this time it’s a virtual one.  As part of a wider digital history project to encourage young students’ understanding and interpretation of history through primary documents, the Center is adopting a new software called Islandora to manage and preserve its repository.  

Read the full article on their website here.

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