Discoverygarden Webinar: Search Engine Optimization in Islandora

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website in a web search engine's unpaid results. Islandora facilitates discovery in search engines using the Islandora XML Sitemap module and on federated searches (Google Scholar via configurations in the Islandora Scholar suite of modules, and WorldCat, DPLA, any aggregator through the Islandora OAI module). The exposure of Islandora objects through multiple methods (index, meta tags, OAI-PMH) makes it possible to make content available to users from locations where they are likely to originate their searches.

Join us on Wednesday April 25 at 12pm EST as discoverygarden’s Themer Morgan Dawe discusses search engine optimization and also how the theming layer in Drupal allows for additional SEO elements to be incorporated into your repository to meet your specific requirements.

All the best,
~ the discoverygarden team

 

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


Topic:  Discoverygarden Webinar: Search Engine Optimization in Islandora

Date:   Wednesday April 25, 2018
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

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Discoverygarden Webinar: Islandora Spreadsheet Ingest Module

Discoverygarden is pleased to announce the availability of the Islandora Spreadsheet Ingest Module. This module allows users to ingest data into Islandora using a spreadsheet.  An administrative page allows users to view, upload, and modify XSLT templates and set global defaults for the module, including the default CSV parameters and a default secure location to source binaries from. Column headers represent variables that will be passed into the selected XSLT and must only contain characters valid in XSLT qualified names.

Users have access to a batch ingest page at '/islandora_spreadsheet_ingest'. From here, a spreadsheet can be uploaded, paired with an existing template, and batch ingested.

Join us on Wednesday, March 28 at 12pm EST as Senior Solutions Architect, Stephen Perkins, discusses the module and provides a live demonstration of how it works.

All the best,

~ the discoverygarden team

Contact:

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




Topic:  Discoverygarden Webinar: Islandora Spreadsheet Ingest Module
Date:   Wednesday March 28, 2018
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

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Islandora Webinar: The ContentDM Migration Module

Discoverygarden is committed to developing new modules and tools that are designed to add benefit to the Islandora software.  This month we are pleased to announce the availability of the Islandora ContentDM Migration module.  

Coupled with our guidance and expertise, this module empowers Islandora adopters moving from ContentDM to use a standardized process by giving them tools to:

  • Export collections from ContentDM.

  • Map the ContentDM XML to MODS.

  • Map in alternate versions of digital assets for ingest if desired.

  • Address data interventions in the MODS prior to ingest into Islandora.

  • Ingest into Islandora.

Join us on Wednesday, February 28 at 12 pm EST as our Senior Solutions Architect, Stephen Perkins,  discusses this exciting new module.

All the best,

~ the discoverygarden team

Contact:

Adam Smith

Business Development Manager

discoverygarden Inc.

adam.smith@discoverygarden.ca


Topic:  Discoverygarden Webinar: The ContentDM Migration Module

Date:   Wednesday February 28, 2018
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 ImageCache

As leaders in the development of the Islandora open source software, discoverygarden is constantly developing new modules and enhancements that provide impressive performance improvements for Islandora users.

Our team is pleased to announce the release of the Islandora ImageCache module.  When installed and configured, this module will serve to reduce loads while significantly benefiting overall site performance.

Join us on Wednesday, January 31 at 12pm EST as discoverygarden developer Morgan Dawe provides an overview of the Islandora ImageCache module and speaks about the benefits that users can expect to see once implemented.

We are looking forward to kicking off a new year of exciting, informative Islandora webinars.

All the best,

The team at discoverygarden

Contact:

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

Topic:  Islandora Webinar: Islandora ImageCache
Date:   Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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.

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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.

Virtual Machine Image Access Details

You can ssh to ssh -p2222 vagrant@localhost pass is vagrant
Access the site by visiting localhost:8000 User: islandora Pass: islandora

A person can take this VM and set it to communicate with existing data by changing the Fedora and Solr endpoints inside the Drupal configuration. It is important to note that the auth filter and any firewalls on the data source it is communicating with will need to be updated to allow the connection.

Download Virtual Machine Image (OVA)

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.