Fedora 4 Integration Support Included in Islandora Foundation Goals

Austin, TX  The Islandora Foundation held its Annual General Meeting recently and adopted a set of strategic goals to provide focus for development efforts in 2016 - 2017. Goals include a strong commitment to the CLAW project which is the next version of Islandora that supports Fedora 4 and the Portland Common Data Model (PCDM), which provides interoperability at the Fedora level.

Melissa Anez, Islandora Foundation Project and Community Manager, explained, “Many of these goals center around the development of Islandora CLAW with Fedora 4, and improved interoperability with other open source repository platforms. The Islandora Foundation is committed to Fedora 4 as the repository layer for our next generation release and we look forward to working with the Fedora community in the coming year.”

For 2016 - 2017, the Islandora Foundation is committed to:

  • Grow and sustain the Islandora Community.

    • Retain and expand Islandora Foundation membership.

    • Promote the use of Islandora in larger institutions.

    • Promote and facilitate use of Islandora in library schools and related educational programs.

    • Research and pursue grant opportunities and partnerships.

  • Focus Islandora development resources on Islandora CLAW

    • Produce a clear communication plan and messaging around Islandora CLAW and contributions needed.

    • Continue Islandora CLAW development with Fedora 4 and Drupal 8.

    • Support the Fedora 4 community and development efforts.

    • Support the PCDM (Portland Common Data Model) community.

    • Continue to pursue open source repository interoperability, such as Hydra and Archivematica.

  • Support legacy installations of Islandora

    • Continue support for Islandora 7.x-1.x releases as long as needed by the community.

  • Clarify and communicate Islandora Foundation Governance

    • Review our governance and structure against peer organizations

Islandora is an open-source software framework built on a base of Drupal, Fedora and Solr that is designed to help institutions, 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. It is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community, and is supported by the Islandora Foundation.