About Us

We help organizations steward their most prized digital objects.

The Islandora project originated in 2007 under the direction of Mark Leggot, Head Librarian at the Robertson Library at the University of Prince Edward Island after the Digital Repository software they were using became suddenly unsupported. The original goal of the project was to combine Drupal and the Fedora Commons repository backend to create a platform to showcase the library's content. 

In 2010, discoverygarden was incorporated with a goal of growing and supporting the open-source project while providing end-to-end Islandora implementation services to other institutions. Since then, we have worked with organizations around the world to design and build digital repository solutions. From scans of telegrams sent by Babe Ruth held at the Baseball Hall of Fame Archives to construction photos of the Golden Gate Bridge housed at the San Francisco Public Library, our mission is to help organizations steward their most prized digital objects. 

We are extremely proud of our accomplishments and the projects we have participated in over the years. Our team led the upgrade of the original Islandora codebase from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, contributed over 95% of the code in Islandora 7 core, helped architect Islandora 8 and together with a group of amazing volunteers from organizations around the world, helped foster a vibrant community that continues today. Hey friends!!! 🙌 

In May of 2013, we incorporated the Islandora Foundation and shifted ownership of the codebase. We have remained a supporting member of the Islandora Foundation and our team is committed to working within the community to ensure Islandora's continued success.

Our head office is located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada but we have remote members in other parts of Canada, the United States, Europe and Costa Rica. We are always on the lookout for new talent and encourage you to check out our careers page for open positions.

Our Clients

  • Alaska University
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Art Design Club Canada
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Atlanta University
  • Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
  • BC Electronic Library Network (ORCA)
  • Boulder Public Library
  • California Historical Society
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Case University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Connecticut  Historical Society
  • Denver Water
  • Doane University
  • Fundacion Juan March
  • Hagley
  • HSLC Power Library
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Jenkins Law Library
  • Kansas Public Library
  • Keeneland  Museum
  • Lehigh University
  • Lib4Ri
  • Louisiana State University
  • Marist University
  • Middlebury University
  • Missouri
  • Moffitt
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • Newcombe University
  • NIU/Villanova
  • Northwest Territories Legislature
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • NY Academy of Medicine
  • Ontario Colleges Library Service
  • Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation
  • Presbyterian Historical Society
  • Providence University
  • Rowan University
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • San Jose State University King Library
  • Southern A and M University
  • Southern Baptist
  • Tulane University
  • University Nevada Reno
  • University of  Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Colorado A&OS
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Galway
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Leiden
  • University of Maynooth
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Western Sydney
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • US Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Vanderbilt
  • Washington Research Library Consortium
  • Western Reserve Historical Society

Headquartered in Prince Edward Island, Canada