Announcing Drupal 8 Port of Islandora (MVP ALPHA)

Discoverygarden inc. is happy to make available an ALPHA Minimum Viable Product (MVP) of a Drupal 8 port of Islandora 7. It is a direct port of Islandora 7 Core along with several key modules and solution packs that will allow for the creation of a basic repository. The code is readily available to anyone who wishes to use it here.

Discoverygarden has also created a Virtual Machine image of the Drupal 8 port to facilitate download for demo or testing purposes. Several other stack components will be updated in the coming months along with ports of additional Solution Packs and modules and several feature updates that will make Islandora an even more robust offering. As with Islandora 7, a continuous integration/deployment approach will be adopted in order to ensure that latest code is fully tested and available to use.

With Drupal 7 nearing end of life, this ensures the increasingly popular Islandora stack will remain in sync with Drupal Security updates for many years to come and protects the investments that numerous organizations have made, and continue to make, by choosing Islandora for their digital repositories and digital asset management systems.

With the MVP alpha complete, collaborators are welcome to join the effort in testing and porting additional modules and solution packs.The same git workflow and coding standards familiar to Islandora 7 developers will be used.

Islandora Webinar: Guide to Starting a Digital Repository

We know that starting a digital repository or archive can be a daunting task, as it begins with the question: How does my organization or collective get to that happy state where budget, timeline, and stakeholder needs coexist? Here at discoverygarden we have helped countless organizations from around the world plan, develop, and implement world class digital repositories.

Critical to success is know where and how to begin the process. After working with more than a hundred organizations and thousands of use cases, we can provide guidance on this first leg of your digital repository journey.

This month, we are pleased to welcome Stephen Perkins, solution architect and project manager at discoverygarden. Stephen has 26 years of experience directing small-to-medium-to-large scale IT projects and specializes in digital asset management solutions.  Stephen will lead a discussion on Wednesday, May 31 at 12 pm EST which will highlight the most important factors to consider when starting a digital repository project.

We look forward to this webinar and hope that you will join us!

Warmest Regards,
~ the discoverygarden team

Contact:
Adam Smith
Business Development Associate
discoverygarden Inc.
adam.smith@discoverygarden.ca


Topic:  Islandora Webinar: Guide to Starting a Digital Repository
Date:   Wednesday May 31, 2017
Time:  12:00 pm EST

To register for this webinar click the link below, and send us an email. The host will follow up by sending an invitation to the session, including instructions for joining the meeting.

Islandora Webinar: Islandora FAQs

Do you have an Islandora related question that you just can't seem to find an answer for? This is your chance to ask it.  This month discoverygarden continues our 2017 webinar series with 'Islandora FAQs'.  

We are opening the floor and giving you a chance to submit your question leading up to the event which will take place on Wednesday, April 26 at 12pm EST.  The discoverygarden team will choose the best 5-7 questions and will address them during the webinar.

To submit your question, please click this link! Deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 19 at 4pm EST.

We look forward to this webinar and hope that you will join us!

Warmest Regards,

~ the discoverygarden team

Contact:

Adam Smith
Business Development Associate
discoverygarden Inc.
adam.smith@discoverygarden.ca


Topic:  Islandora Webinar: Islandora FAQs
Date:   Wednesday April 26
Time:  12:00 pm EST

To register for this webinar click the link below, and send us an email. The host will follow up by sending an invitation to the session, including instructions for joining the meeting.

Registration

Islandora Webinar: Extending upon the Islandora Framework

We are pleased to announce that Brian Gillingham from the University of Pittsburgh will be joining us as the guest speaker for our next webinar on Wednesday, March 29 at 12pm EST.

As a software developer, Mr. Gillingham has a strong history in web development and has worked extensively with the Islandora implementation at the University of Pittsburgh.  During the webinar, he will discuss various use cases he has encountered while working to extend upon the capabilities of the existing Islandora framework.

We look forward to this webinar and hope that you will join us!

Warmest Regards,
~ the discoverygarden team

Contact:
Adam Smith
Business Development Associate
discoverygarden Inc.
adam.smith@discoverygarden.ca


Topic:  Islandora Webinar: Extending upon the Islandora Framework
Date:   Wednesday, March 29 2017
Time:  12:00 pm EST

To register for this webinar click the link below, and send us an email. The host will follow up by sending an invitation to the session, including instructions for joining the meeting.

Registration

Islandora Webinar: Islandora Solr Views

When properly configured on your site, the Islandora Solr Views module can make exploring your digital content more intuitive and visually appealing by exposing Solr search results through drupal views.  

Join us on Tuesday, February 28 at 12 pm EST as discoverygarden developer Dan Aitken returns to lead the webinar and will show various ways to properly configure Solr views.  Dan will also field any questions that participants may have in regards to the Islandora Solr Views module.

The webinar is intended for all audiences and is categorized at an intermediary technical level.

Warmest Regards,
~ the discoverygarden team

 

Contact:

Adam Smith
Business Development Associate
discoverygarden Inc.
adam.smith@discoverygarden.ca

Topic:  Islandora Webinar: Islandora Solr Views
Date:   Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time:  12:00 pm EST

To register for this webinar click the link below, and send us an email. The host will follow up by sending an invitation to the session, including instructions for joining the meeting.

Registration