Use-a-Thon Dividends: Islandora + Alexa

We're taking another look back at Islandoracon this week, to highlight another one of the amazing projects that came from our Islandora 8 Use-a-Thon.

Migrating from Islandora 7.x to Islandora CLAW

Are you looking ahead to a migration from Islandora 7 to Islandora 8 (CLAW)? The tools to get you there are further along than you might think. In a new video, Islandora's Technical Lead, Danny Lamb, walks through a migration using the migrate_7x_claw module.

Some useful links to learn more or try the tools out for yourself:

Looking Back at Islandora CampCA

We held our first Islandora Camp in San Diego last week, with many thanks to our hosts at San Diego State University. The overall structure followed our now tried-and-true pattern for camps: one day of general sessions introducing Islandora and community that builds it, one day of hands-on workshops with tracks for front-end administrators or developers, and one day with sessions taking a closer look at individual sites and tools.

7.x to CLAW Migration Sprint - Complete!

The Islandora community has just wrapped up a very successful sprint dedicated to migrating from 7.x to Islandora CLAW. We at the Islandora Foundation want to give a big thanks to everyone who put in time during this sprint, as well as the organizations who lent us their talent on the company dime. We also want to give a special shout out to the Metadata Interest Group, who collectively put in a ton of time and tackled some intense questions for those who want to use a migration to Islandora CLAW as a chance to do metadata cleanup.

Islandora 250

The Islandora Installations list has hit 250* known sites! Let's have a look at some of the more interesting examples that brought us to this milestone:

California Revealed

California Revealed is a State Library initiative to help California’s public libraries, in partnership with other local heritage groups, digitize, preserve, and serve online historically significant Californiana (e.g., books, documents, audiovisual recordings).

iCampHRM has a Logo!

We are proud to unveil the latest in our line of Islandora Camp t-shirt logos: iCampHRM:

Now, why crows? Come to the camp and you may well find out. MSVU's beautiful, habour-facing campus is a popular spot for the clever birds, as seen here:

Registration is still open, so come join us July 18 - 20 for some Islandora CAW!

Islandora 200

We keep a public map and list of known Islandora installations around the world (is your site on there? Send us a note if it's not!). This past week that list reached a new milestone: 200 known Islandora sites. In fact, we're now sitting at 213. To celebrate, let's have a look at some of our favorite recent additions:

Release Notice for Islandora 7.x-1.10

We’ve rolled another lobster! Islandora 7.x-1.10 is hot off the presses (well, cooling a bit since yesterday), and is available

  • By checking out the 7.x-1.10 branches of all our Git repos*

  • or, as a Virtual Machine [1] (not to be used in production)

  • or, as individual downloads on the Release Notes and Downloads page [2].

* Except Tuque, which has release branch 1.10, and Islandora Drupal Filter, which if you’ve already installed you don’t need to update.

Islandora Altmetrics is now Islandora Badges

Thanks to the efforts of newly minted Islandora 7.x Committer Brandon Weigel, from the British Colombia Electronic Library Network, the Islandora Altmetrics module has received a major overhaul, moving beyond support for Altmetrics to become a more generalized tool for adding various metrics. With this change in function comes a name change: Islandora Badges.