Discoverygarden Webinar: Highlighting the U.S. National Agricultural Library

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a primary public source for worldwide access to agricultural information. It will serve as the focus for our Islandora Webinar on May 18, 2016 at 12 pm EDT.

AGRICOLA is produced by the National Agricultural Library at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Built on the Islandora digital repository framework, it hosts 4.8 million digital objects.

discoverygarden provided support to the project beginning in 2013. Since then, discoverygarden and staff from the National Agricultural Library have designed and built new enhancements for Islandora and collaborated on configurations to optimize the performance of the repository.

For example, discoverygarden provided:

  • An audit of the installation and upgrades to Islandora components

  • Assistance with Drupal, PHP, Python, JavaScript and Java programming services

  • Building the Islandora Gsearcher Module

  • Metadata management tools such as custom XML forms for metadata entry and editing, as well as, XSLTs for transforming metadata

  • Facilitating integration between Islandora and external systems; and

  • Training

The project resulted in a repository framework that provided additional input streams, reporting and management interfaces, and a more robust  environment for managing AGRICOLA data.  

Charles Schoppet, IT Specialist at USDA, will join the webinar and provide an overview of National Agricultural Library, it’s users and the requirements that led to the Islandora Gsearcher Module. We hope you can join us as we continue our webinar highlight series!

Warmest Regards,

~ the discoverygarden team

Adam Smith

Sales and Marketing Associate
discoverygarden Inc.


Topic:  Highlighting the U.S. National Agricultural Library
Date:   Wednesday May 18, 2016
Time:  12:00 PM EDT

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


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