Islandora is pleased to announce our annual Islandora Camp, taking place Sunday, July 7th in Charlottetown, PEI (The day before the 2013 Open  Repositories conference, also held in Charlottetown - An early bird rate of $195 is available until June 4th. Registration and full details here:

Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework. Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community.

This year's Islandora Camp will be the fourth time the Islandora community has gathered in Prince Edward Island for summer sun and digital repositories.

The activities at Camp are also new this year. In response to feedback from our last few camps, we are taking a very hands-on approach. Instead of a series of sit-and-listen sessions, the camp will be structured around a set of tutorials and exercises with Islandora. Working with the latest Islandora 7.x release in a VM (bring your laptops!), attendees will be grouped in tables of 4-5 with an  experienced mentor, who will help you through the projects when you struggle, or give you extra challenges if you're breezing through.

Curriculum details will be released within the next few weeks. General plans are:

Admin Group
For repository and collection managers, librarians, archivists, and anyone else who deals primarily with the front-end experience of Islandora and would like to learn how to get the most out of it, or developers who would like to learn more about the front-end experience.

  • Intro to Drupal
  • Setting Up Islandora
  • Collection Management
  • Solr

Developer Group
For developers, systems people, and anyone dealing with Islandora at the code-level, or any front-end Islandora users who are interested in learning more about the developer side.

  • Setting up a Dev Environment
  • Coding Standards
  • Building a Module
  • Solr
We are also giving away a free registration for Camp and for Open Repositories 2013 as part of a logo design contest for the Islandora Camp t-shirt. Details:

Thanks, and we hope to see you this summer!
The Islandora Team