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.

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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.

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Islandora Webinar: New Archival Backup Services

Customer use cases for reliable and more cost-effective preservation storage spurred our newest archival backup services for Islandora. They leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 and Glacier storage for the management of preservation files and associated metadata. Join our next webinar on Wednesday, January 25 at 12 pm EST to find out more.

The new archival backup services were originally developed and implemented for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. We’ll discuss their use case and how the services have evolved since implemented by a handful of other repository managers.

The services are designed to interact with two types of storage provided by AWS: S3 buckets and Glacier. The services maintain archival copies of infrequently accessed high-quality preservation files and metadata in S3 and Glacier, where storage costs less. The services provide repository managers the capability to restore individual objects or entire collections, in the Islandora administrative user interface, from AWS backups, as needed.

discoverygarden developer, Dan Aitken, will once again lead the discussion. Dan will provide technical and administrative details on how these new services protect precious digital content and have the potential to cut overall cloud storage costs by up to twenty-five percent.

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

We hope that you can join us on Wednesday, January 25 at 12 pm EST for the first webinar of 2017.

Warmest Regards,

~ the discoverygarden team

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

Topic:  Islandora Webinar: The Islandora S3 Backup Module
Date:   Wednesday, January 25, 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.

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New-York Historical Society

Project: New-York Historical Society (N-YHS)
Duration: October 2014 to Present

Objective: Building a repository to manage all digital objects for the entire institution, facilitating search across the library and museum as well as moving to an open source software product and community.

Strategy: discoverygarden and N-YHS worked closely to assess the goals and requirements of the repository. The process provided a roadmap to implementing the repository, including a development approach, training, and cost planning for the project. The project was executed in phases to decrease complexity and show success to stakeholders early and often. For example, the project included a migration, custom development, and theme display phases.

Result: The project resulted in the migration of more than 100,000 digital objects from the library, which removed discovery barriers. Migration of new collections will continue in the future, providing access to significant research collections through a single interface. The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library Digital Collections launched to the public in December 2016. To explore the repository and its materials, visit the website: http://nyhs.dgicloud.com/

 

Hello Islandora: Building a Digital Repository

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

$35 for one session
$60 for both sessions
Advance registration is required. 
Note: A laptop is required for this event. 

Join us for the "Hello Islandora: Building a Digital Repository" event at The New York Academy of Medicine. 

Structured as a two-part event, the morning panel discussion explores the resources leveraged, challenges faced, and impacts of repository projects at Barnard College, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, The New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York Historical Society. 

The afternoon session features a training session catered to participants’ curiosities. Training topics include management of research data, special collections and institutional repositories; batch ingesting; discovery tools; embargoing content; harvesting to DPLA; and more! Training will be led by Erin Tripp of discoverygarden inc., who has managed more than 40 Islandora digital repository projects.  

Space is limited. Register now and join professionals from more than 10 organizations representing research universities, historical societies, geoscience, medicine and more!

We look forward to seeing you there!  

Register Here