Islandora is more than just software. There are a lot of dedicated people who contribute to Islandora’s success, brought together under the umbrella of the Islandora Foundation. The Islandora Foundation is a community driven non-profit that serves several key roles in the Islandora Community. These roles include: The Foundation is financially supported through membership fees. There are three membership tiers: Member, Collaborator, and Partner. The PALS office supports the Foundation at the Collaborator level. The Islandora Foundation manages the Islandora community and provides resources necessary to ensure Islandora remains a strong, viable digital asset management solution. The execution of these goals occurs […]
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In Islandora 7, Drupal acts as a “front-end” for Fedora. Fedora is designed for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora IS NOT designed to handle the management, indexing, discovery, and delivery of digital content. That functionality gets added by Islandora. The Islandora 7 Drupal modules translate user actions into something that Fedora can understand and translate information from Fedora in a user-friendly way. Fedora is not an optional component of an Islandora 7 repository; it is the primary […]
Since the PALS Islandora team is learning so much about Islandora 8, we decided to share our new knowledge in this blog series. We’ll introduce you to Islandora 8 and cover everything from Drupal nodes and taxonomies to Fedora architecture. Our goal is to highlight key aspects and features of Islandora 8 and the differences between Islandora 7 and 8. Throughout this series, we will be drawing heavily on the documentation from the Islandora GitHub repository and the main Islandora web site for inspiration. […]