The Islandora Foundation is very pleased to welcome our newest member: Amherst College. Currently the owners of a custom Fedora 3 digital collection (ACDC), the team at Amherst College are explorers on the bleeding edge of Islandora, working with Islandora CLAW and Fedora 4. They have played an active role in development and discussions for the future of Islandora and we look forward to working more closely with them as members of the Islandora Foundation.
I've taken the liberty of putting CLAW's Drupal modules on drupal.org as sandbox projects. It is my intention to promote these to full projects once CLAW is released so that our modules can be distributed through drupal.org and made available under the 'drupal' namespace on Packagist. We've always been on the sidelines of the Drupal community, and this feels like a step in the right direction. Not only will our modules be available somewhere other than just Github, but Islandora will also get exposure to the wider Drupal community.
This does not mean that we're adopting Drupal's workflow, as CLAW encompasses more than just Drupal modules. As of now, there will be no impact on day to day development, which will continue as-is on Github. However, the subtleties of its inclusion in the release process will need to get discussed and ironed out as we work through our initial release.
They're not much to look at, but here are the links if you're interested:
The last Islandora Camp of 2018 will be in sunny San Diego, CA from November 7 to 9, hosted by San Diego State University. Islandora Camp features:
- Day One: General and introductory sessions about the softare and the community that uses and supports it
- Day Two: Hand-on workshop training with tracks for Developers and front-end Admintrative users, featuring both Islandora 7.x and Islandora CLAW
- Day Three: Sessions on specific sites, tools, and topics of interest to Islandora users
Registration will open soon at our usual USD rates of $450 Early Bird and $495 Regular, so stay tuned and save the date. #iCampCA
Have you published a paper about how you use Islandora? Given a public presentation? Had an Islandora-related poster accepted at a conference? We'd like to put it in our bibliography.
Once a static page tucked away in our Resources section, Islandora Bibliography has moved to GitHub to make it easier for the entire community to contribute to the list and keep it relevant. If you know of a good entry that we're missing, please check out CONTRIBUTING.md and send us a pull request.