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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

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Islandora and Fedora Events in NYC, Nov 28-30

discoverygarden and DuraSpace are pleased to announce three digital repository-related events in New York City on November 28, 29, and 30. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet people interested in digital repositories, participate in hands-on learning, ask questions, and access helpful resources. We hope to see you there!

  1. discoverygarden and DuraSpace co-host an Islandora/Fedora social on the evening of November 29 at 6:30 pm. Join us at Bernheim and Schwartz Restaurant & Beer Hall.

The event will feature a selection of appetizers, libations, and an opportunity to meet people involved in the Islandora and Fedora communities.

Bernheim and Schwartz Restaurant & Beer Hall

2911 Broadway New York, NY 10037.

RSVP with Erin Tripp  or David Wilcox
 

  1. discoverygarden hosts an event on November 30 at the New York Academy of Medicine called “Hello Islandora: Building a Digital Repository”. Half and full day registration available.

Morning Session: This panel discussion will explore multiple uses and implementations of Islandora, an open source digital repository framework.  Panelists will describe their projects, how Islandora was utilized and their overall experience. Speakers include Ben Rosner of Barnard College, Anne Karle-Zenith & Chris Stanton of the Metropolitan New York Library Council, Henry Raine of the New-York Historical Society, and Robin Naughton of The New York Academy of Medicine.

Afternoon Session: This Islandora demonstration will provide users with an overview of how to ingest content, configure the discovery layer and restrict access to content. If participants wish, they can follow along for a hands-on experience using an installation via local virtual machines or an online sandbox.

     

The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

REGISTER HERE
 

  1. Fedora Camp in New York City, hosted by Columbia University Libraries will take place November 28-30, 2016. For those who have limited time available, or if you are interested in a specific aspect of the 3-day curriculum, you may be interested in taking advantage of  Fedora Camp NYC one, two and three day rates.

Day one: A broad overview of Fedora 4, including a feature review, information on Hydra and Islandora, and the rationale for why to choose Fedora as a repository platform. Managers and potential adopters are encouraged to attend this day of the camp.

Day two:  An in-depth explanation of core and external services coupled with hands-on exercises.

Day three: Parallel tracks to accommodate attendees with different interests. Track A focuses on DevOps and performance/scale, while track B focuses on data modelling and migration. The camp will finish with a discussion on future directions for the project.

REGISTER HERE by November 3 to receive a Fedora Camp NYC t-shirt! Cancellations must be made by October 28, 2016 to receive a refund (minus a $35 administrative fee). Cancellations after this date will not be eligible to receive a refund. Contact David Wilcox <dwilcox@duraspace.org> with questions.
 

About discoverygarden

discoverygarden is a digital repository and asset management firm located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. It has assisted in the installation and development of more than a hundred digital repositories and asset management systems for organizations in the Academic, Museum, Enterprise and Government sectors.

 

About DuraSpace

DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org), an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. We collaborate with academic, scientific, cultural, and technology communities by supporting projects (DSpace, Fedora, VIVO) and creating services (DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, ArchivesDirect) to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline, "Committed to our digital future."

 

Hello Islandora: Building a Digital Repository

The New York academy of Medicine & DiscoveryGarden present:

Hello Islandora: Building a Digital Repository

General Information

November 30, 2016
Time: 10am – 5pm
Morning Session: 10am – 1pm
Afternoon Session: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Cost:
Full day: $60 – both sessions
Half day: $35 – either session

Participants: 30 - 40
Equipment required: Laptop

Audience: Information Professionals (libraries, archives, museums, digital humanities, colleges), historians, grey literature, developers

Register Here!

Description


Morning Session: Developing Islandora Digital Collections (Panel)

This panel discussion will explore multiple uses and implementations of Islandora, an open source digital repository framework.  Panelists will describe their digital projects, how Islandora was utilized and their overall experience.

Afternoon Session: Islandora Demonstration (Hands-on)

Islandora is an OAIS adherent and open source digital repository framework. It combines the Drupal CMS and Fedora Commons repository software, together with additional open source applications, the framework delivers a wide range of functionality out of the box.  

This Islandora demonstration will provide users with an overview of how to ingest content, configure the discovery layer and restrict access to content. If participants wish, they can follow along for a hands-on experience using installation via local virtual machines or an online sandbox.


Presenters:

Erin Tripp (moderator) | DiscoveryGarden, Inc.

Erin Tripp is the Business Development Manager at discoverygarden inc. Since 2011, Erin’s been involved in the Islandora project; a community supported framework of open source technologies for digital repositories. In that time, Erin’s been involved in more than 40 different Islandora projects ranging from consulting, custom development, and data migrations. Prior to coming to discoverygarden inc., Erin graduated from the University of King’s College (BJH), worked as a broadcast journalist with CTV Globemedia, and graduated from the Dalhousie University School of Information Management (MLIS) where she won the Outstanding Service Award in 2011.

Ben Rosner | Barnard College

Ben Rosner is the new Instructional Applications Developer at Barnard College. His work intersects with many of Barnard Library’s departments, especially the Archives. Since he began at Barnard in August 2015, Ben has been smitten by Islandora and has written a custom Islandora+Solr module, helped implement new functionality in close collaboration with archivists, and continually works with systems to upgrade and maintain the repository’s server. Ben previously worked at Adelphi University as the Senior Instructional Technologist in their teaching and learning center, and as an adjunct professor in the math and computer sciences departments and educational technology masters program. Ben holds an MA in Psychology from Adelphi.

 

Anne Karle-Zenith | Metropolitan New York Library Council

Anne Karle-Zenith is Digital Services Manager at the Metropolitan New York Library Council. Anne manages METRO’s digitization grant program, digital collection hosting service, and digitization and related services. She also serves as the regional liaison for institutions in New York City and Westchester County contributing to the Digital Public Library of America. Before joining METRO in 2012, Anne worked for six years at the University of Michigan Library, where she managed an IMLS grant-funded project to build a copyright review management system (CRMS) for works in the HathiTrust Digital Library. During her first three years at Michigan, she served as project coordinator for the UM/Google Books partnership to digitize the Library’s collections.

 

Henry Raine | New-York Historical Society

Henry Raine is the Director of Digital Projects and Library Technical Services at the New-York Historical Society, where he has worked since 1997 managing large-scale cataloging, archival processing, and digitization projects. He recently oversaw the migration of the library’s digital collections to Islandora and the development of the N-YHS Islandora site. Prior to working at the N-YHS, he held positions at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Library of New Zealand, and the Library of Congress. Active in several professional organizations, he was Chair of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries in 2010-2011 and served on the Board of Directors of the Ephemera Society of America from 2010 to 2015. He holds a BA in History from the University of Maryland, an MSLS from the Catholic University of America, and an MA in the History of Design from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum/Parsons School of Design.

Robin Naughton, PhD | The New York Academy of Medicine

Robin Naughton, PhD is Head of Digital for the New York Academy of Medicine Library. She manages the digital program for the library, including digitization efforts and library systems. Since starting in June 2015, she has worked on migrating the Library’s digital collections to Islandora and is in the early phases of development. Prior to joining the Academy, Dr. Naughton was a Digital Consultant in educational technology and has worked with LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, Oxford University Press, English Language Teaching, and Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. She has managed digital library migrations, interactive educational products (web & mobile) created for public and state libraries, the transition of print to eBooks, and eLearning courses. Dr. Naughton is a user-centered researcher focused on developing interactive systems that are useful, easy to use and enjoyable. She holds a PhD in Information Science from Drexel’s College of Computing and Informatics.

Additional Event Logistics:

  • Registration will be done via the Academy’s event registration. It will be mainly to cover room cost, which is $2000.

  • Panelists will not need to register, but members of their organizations will.

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Islandora for managers: Open source digital repository training

discoverygarden presenting at upcoming ALA 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando

April 26, 2016

Charlottetown, PE — discoverygarden is pleased to offer a half day workshop at the upcoming ALA 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on Friday June 24 entitled ‘Islandora for Managers: Open Source Digital Repository Training’.  

The workshop will provide participants with information about the Islandora software framework, and allow them to test drive a full Islandora installation using local virtual machines or the online Islandora sandbox. After the system overview the instructors will lead participants through the basic functions of an Islandora installation, including new features introduced over the past year as well as a ‘how to’ guide for basic features such as ingesting content, managing metadata, configuring search and discovery and much, much more.  

The session will be led by Erin Tripp, Business Development Manager at discoverygarden and Stephen Perkins, who is the Managing member of Infoset Digital Publishing and an official agent of discoverygarden.  Both Erin and Stephen are immersed in the Islandora community and have been involved in numerous Islandora projects ranging from consulting, custom development and data migrations.  

If you have questions regarding the upcoming training session, or would like more information regarding the ALA 2016 Annual Conference, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Best Regards,

~ The discoverygarden team
Contact:
Adam Smith
Sales & Marketing Associate
adam.smith@discoverygarden.ca

 

Topic: Islandora for Managers: Open Source Digital Repository
Date: Friday, June 24 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: ALA 2016 Annual Conference - Orlando, Florida

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17th International Conference on Grey Literature Summary

discoverygarden’s Dan Aitken, known fondly in the Islandora community as QA Dan, recently made the trip across the Atlantic Ocean to The Netherlands, to take part in the 17th International Conference on Grey Literature and to lead an Islandora ‘un-conference’ session at the Delft University of Technology.  

The event began the evening of November 30 with the 2015 Greynet International awards dinner held at the Restaurant Haesje Claes, a 15th-century house located in the Centraal region of Amsterdam.  This year's recipients of the GreyNet Award, which is given in recognition for outstanding achievement in the field of grey literature were Stefania Biagioni, ISTI-CNR, from Pisa, Italy and Marnix van Berchum, DANS-KNAW from the Netherlands.

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The formal sessions of 17th International Conference on Grey Literature were held on December 1-2 at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science in Amsterdam.  During the poster presentation, Dan highlighted how Islandora can be used to preserve and expose grey literature, highlighting three case studies. The conference concluded with a tour of the Amsterdam Main Branch Public Library in the Harbor District.

On December 3, Dan lead an Islandora un-conference session for developers at the Delft University of Technology to a crowd of over a dozen industry professionals.  The session was very well received and allowed participants the opportunity to interact with Dan as well as ask a variety of questions relating to the open source Islandora software stack.  One of the main topics that was discussed during the session was the planned route for optimizing Islandora so that organizations will be able to scale up their amount of content efficiently and effectively.

QA Dan and the entire team at discoverygarden would like to thank everyone that participated in the Islandora sessions.  The various questions and discussions that occurred will be taken back to the Islandora Community and will surely result in the continued development and enhancement of the Islandora stack.  We can’t wait to go back!








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Islandora Digital Repository Workshop at DLF Forum 2015

Islandora is a digital repository framework that provides out-of-the-box repository solutions (Solution Packs) for a wide range of digital collections and research domains. Islandora combines the Drupal CMS and Fedora Commons repository software, together with additional open source applications (including Solr), to deliver a wide range of functionality. The workshop will give participants a chance to explore how community members are using Islandora, and how to:

  • Change the look and feel of a repository website;
  • Create users, roles and permissions to manage workflow;
  • Ingest and manage digital assets;
  • Harvest assets to aggregators such as DPLA;
  • Restrict access to digital assets; and  
  • Configure the discovery layer and metadata display tools.

Registration for this event is $80 USD and includes refreshments and lunch. 

Details

When: Thursday, October 29, 2015 10am-4pm

Where: Port of Singapore room, 3rd Level, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3