Islandora Camp EU2 - Madrid, Spain

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iCampEU: Meet the Instructors

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Islandora Camp is going to Madrid at the end of May and we could not be more excited. The schedule is up, a logo contest is finishing up, and now we want to introduce you to the four instructors who will be leading workshops at camp:

Admin Track:

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 spends her time arranging Islandora events, doing what she can to keep the Islandora community ticking along, and writing about herself in the third person in blog posts. Melissa taught in the Admin Track at several previous camps.

Luis Martinez-Uribe is a data wrangler with experience in research data management and curation in scientific environments and cultural heritage organizations. Currently he is working as a Data Scientist within the Library of the Fundación Juan March (FJM) supporting knowledge insights requests from departments as well as integrating the large and heterogeneous corpus data of the FJM.  Islandora “converted” since 2010!

Developer Track:

Nick Ruest is the Digital Assets Librarian at York University. He oversees the development of data curation, asset management and preservation initiatives, along with creating and implementing systems that support the capture, description, delivery, and preservation of digital objects having significant content of enduring values. He is also active in the Islandora community, serving as the Release Manager, Project Director for the Islandora and Fedora 4 integration project, member of the Islandora Foundation's Roadmap Committee, and contributes code to the project.

Alan Stanley is one of the original Islandora programmers, starting at the UPEI Robertson Library when the project was still in its infancy.  He has since moved to discoverygarden. He still codes when he can, but he's also involved in business development and training these days. He has a special interest in Digital Humanities.

Islandora Camp EU2 - What to Expect

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Islandora Camp in Madrid is still several months away and we are still accepting proposals for presentations from the community, but we wanted to give a little preview of the kind of content you can expect, for those who might still be on the fence about attending.

Day One

On the first day of camp we address Islandora software and the community from a broad perspective. There are some standard topics that we cover at every camp, because they are always relevant and there are always updates:

  • An update on the project and what is happening in the community
  • A look at innovative Islandora sites around the world
  • A look at the current software stack and modules in our latest release (which, by the time if iCampEU2, will be Islandora 7.x-1.5)

On the not-so-standard front, we will have Fedora 4 Integration Project Director Nick Ruest as part of our Camp instructor team, and he will be giving an update and (hopefully) an early demo of our Fedora 4/Islandora 7.x integration.

Day Two

The second day of Islandora Camp is all about hands-on experience. If you are a librarian, archivist, or other front-end Islandora user (or interested in becoming one), the Admin track will go over how to use Islandora via its front-end menus and GUIs. We will cover basic site set up, collections, single and batch ingests, security configuration, and setting up Solr for discoverability. For the more technically inclined, we have a Dev track that delves into Islandora from the code side culminating in the development of s custom Islandora module so you can learn how it's done.

Day Three

The last day of the event is turned over to more specific presentation and sessions from the community. Right now we are looking at some sessions on linked data, FRBRoo ontologies in Islandora, themeing, and multi-lingual Islandoras, but our Call for Proposals is open until March 1st, so this line up could change. If you have something you'd like to share with the Islandora Community, please send us your proposal!

If you have any questions about Islandora Camp in Madrid, please contact me.

2015 Islandora Camps

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Another year, another lineup of Islandora Camps to bring the community together. We have a great roster of camps for 2015, hopefully providing all of you out there with at least one that's close and convenient so you can partake in islandora's secret sauce.

Dates are not quite set yet for the latter events, but here's the general schedule so you can plan ahead:

Islandora Camp BC - Vancouver, BC February 16 - 18
Islandora Camp EU2 - Madrid, Spain May 27 - 29
Islandora Conference (way more info on this in days to come) - August
Islandora Camp CT - Hartford, CT Late October or Early November
See you at Islandora Camp!
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