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Looking Back at iCampMO

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We wrapped up the last Islandora Camp of 2016 last week in Kansas City, MO. 34 Islandorians from across the US and Canada came together to share how they use Islandora and learn more about how to extend it. We covered topics such as the State of Islandora CLAW, how the University of Missouri does Islandora, and how great custom sites like Bowing Down Home are put together. For the full slate of sessions, check out the Camp Schedule.

Kansas City was also a beautiful place to visit during this time of year. A couple of rainy mornings aside, we had beautiful fall weather and a gorgeous location at the Kauffman Conference Center. We also got to sample Kansas City Barbeque, which is certainly an experience. Our camp social at Char Bar involved sharing this:

Which made us glad to have such a scenic area to go for nice long walks in afterwards. Walks that were punctuated with so




(for the record, the water flows frog-> child on that last one)

In short, iCampMO was a blast. Our sincere thanks to the University of Missouri Kansas City for hosting the event, and to Sandy Rodriguez for taking care of local arrangements. We look forward now to our next Islandora gathering: the second Islandoracon, in Hamilton, ON, Canada.

iCampMO Instructors Announced

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Islandora Camp is heading down to Kansas City, courtesy of our hosts at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Camp will consist of three days: One day of sessions taking a big-picture view of the project and where it's headed (including big updates about Islandora CLAW) one day of hands-on workshops for developers and front-end administrators, and one day of community presentations and deeper dives into Islandora tools and sites. The instructors for that second day have been selected and we are pleased to introduce them:


Rosie Le Faive started with Islandora in 2012 while creating the a trilingual digital library for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. With experience and - dare she say - wisdom gained from creating highly customized sites, she's now interested in improving the core Islandora code so that everyone can use it. Her interests are in mapping relationships between objects, and intuitive UI design. She is the Digital Infrastructure and Discovery librarian at UPEI, and develops for Agile Humanities.  This is her second Islandora Camp as an instructor.

Jared Whiklo began working with Islandora in 2012. After stumbling and learning for a year, he began to give back to the community in late 2013. He has since assisted in both Islandora and Fedora releases and (to his own disbelief) has become an Islandora 7.x-1.x, Islandora CLAW, and Fedora committer. His day job is Developer with Digital Initiatives at the University of Manitoba Libraries. His night job is at the Kwik-E-Mart.


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 has been a frequent instructor in the Admin Track and developed much of the curriculum, refining it with each new Camp.

Sandy Rodriguez is the Digital Special Collections Coordinator at the University of Missouri—Kansas City.  She has been working with Islandora for almost three years and currently serves as a member of the Islandora Metadata Interest Group and the Metadata Tools Subgroup.

Registration now open: iCampMO 2016

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Registration is now open for the last Islandora Camp of 2016: Islandora Camp Missouri, taking place in Kansas City from October 12 - 14. You can save some money with the Early Bird rate until August 15th. We also have a Call for Proposals open until August, so you can share your own work with Islandora and related systems. 

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Have questions about the event? Contact us.

Big thanks to our host and sponsor:

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