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Monday, October 7
 

9:00am PDT

ISLE: Installing and Managing Islandora with Docker
This hands-on workshop will guide participants in using ISLE to install a Dockerized Islandora platform on your laptop. We will also offer: a Docker primer; guidance to create a complete Islandora workflow (local, staging, production) using Docker and Git; how to use Docker and your workflow to test and update ISLE. This workshop starts at 9:00AM and continues through 12:00PM, with a coffee break at 10:30AM.

Slides

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Baird

Francesca Baird

digital projects librarian, Wesleyan University
avatar for David Keiser-Clark

David Keiser-Clark

Academic Application Developer, Williams College
Project Manager, Islandora for All project
avatar for Mark McFate

Mark McFate

Digital Library Applications Developer, Grinnell College
Islandora
avatar for Bethany Seeger

Bethany Seeger

Digital Library Software Developer, Amherst College


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Vancouver Public Library, Room 919/920

9:00am PDT

Intro to Islandora 7
An introduction to the basics of Islandora 7.x (Drupal 7 with Fedora 3) including general concepts, parts of the stack, and hands-on site building and configuration via the front-end GUI.

Slides

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Anez

Melissa Anez

Project & Community Manager, Islandora Foundation
Melissa Anez is an MLIS graduate from Dalhousie University. She first came to the project as an intern in 2012, with a background in social media research and a the goal of strengthening ties among those working with Islandora and its affiliate open-source software projects. She resides... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Vancouver Public Library BMO Community Program Space (Room 916) 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

10:30am PDT

Break
Monday October 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
Vancouver Public Library 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

11:00am PDT

ISLE: Installing and Managing Islandora with Docker
This hands-on workshop will guide participants in using ISLE to install a Dockerized Islandora platform on your laptop. We will also offer: a Docker primer; guidance to create a complete Islandora workflow (local, staging, production) using Docker and Git; how to use Docker and your workflow to test and update ISLE. 

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Baird

Francesca Baird

digital projects librarian, Wesleyan University
avatar for David Keiser-Clark

David Keiser-Clark

Academic Application Developer, Williams College
Project Manager, Islandora for All project
avatar for Mark McFate

Mark McFate

Digital Library Applications Developer, Grinnell College
Islandora
avatar for Bethany Seeger

Bethany Seeger

Digital Library Software Developer, Amherst College


Monday October 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library, Room 919/920

11:00am PDT

Intro to Islandora 7
An introduction to the basics of Islandora 7.x (Drupal 7 with Fedora 3) including general concepts, parts of the stack, and hands-on site building and configuration via the front-end GUI.

Slides

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Anez

Melissa Anez

Project & Community Manager, Islandora Foundation
Melissa Anez is an MLIS graduate from Dalhousie University. She first came to the project as an intern in 2012, with a background in social media research and a the goal of strengthening ties among those working with Islandora and its affiliate open-source software projects. She resides... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library BMO Community Program Space (Room 916) 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Monday October 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

1:00pm PDT

Plugin for Success: Custom Code to Add Your Own Magic to Islandora 8
Drupal uses plugins to extend functionality. Being able to write plugin (i.e Field Formatter) will be key to extend Islandora 8 featureset. This workshop will explore why, what and hows of Drupal plugins.

Speakers
MA

Martin Anderson-Clutz

Digital Echidna



Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library, Room 919/920

1:00pm PDT

Intro to Islandora 8
An introduction to the basics of Islandora 8 (Drupal 8 with Fedora 5) including general concepts, parts of the stack, and hands-on site building and configuration via the front-end GUI.

Slides

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Anez

Melissa Anez

Project & Community Manager, Islandora Foundation
Melissa Anez is an MLIS graduate from Dalhousie University. She first came to the project as an intern in 2012, with a background in social media research and a the goal of strengthening ties among those working with Islandora and its affiliate open-source software projects. She resides... Read More →
DL

Danny Lamb

Islandora Foundation


Monday October 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library BMO Community Program Space (Room 916) 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

2:30pm PDT

Break
Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

3:00pm PDT

Plugin for Success: Custom Code to Add Your Own Magic to Islandora 8
Drupal uses plugins to extend functionality. Being able to write plugin (i.e Field Formatter) will be key to extend Islandora 8 featureset. This workshop will explore why, what and hows of Drupal plugins.

Speakers
MA

Martin Anderson-Clutz

Digital Echidna



Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library, Room 919/920

3:00pm PDT

Intro to Islandora 8
An introduction to the basics of Islandora 8 (Drupal 8 with Fedora 5) including general concepts, parts of the stack, and hands-on site building and configuration via the front-end GUI.

Slides

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Anez

Melissa Anez

Project & Community Manager, Islandora Foundation
Melissa Anez is an MLIS graduate from Dalhousie University. She first came to the project as an intern in 2012, with a background in social media research and a the goal of strengthening ties among those working with Islandora and its affiliate open-source software projects. She resides... Read More →
DL

Danny Lamb

Islandora Foundation


Monday October 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library BMO Community Program Space (Room 916) 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

5:00pm PDT

Islandora Use-A-Thon Social
Join your fellow Islandoracon attendees for a quick overview of the Islandora 8 Use-A-Thon, and sign up for a team!

Monday October 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library Poet's Corner 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

6:30pm PDT

Islandora Metadata Meet-up
An informal gathering of members of the Islandora Metadata Interest Group, and anyone else who cares to join! Meet-up just after the Use-a-Thon social and go from there.

Speakers
RL

Rosie Le Faive

Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian, UPEI


Monday October 7, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library Poet's Corner 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
 
Tuesday, October 8
 

9:00am PDT

Welcome to Islandoracon
A welcome to Islandoracon and an update about what's happening in the Islandora Foundation and the Islandora community

Slides

Speakers
avatar for Janice Banser

Janice Banser

Digital & Web Services Librarian, Simon Fraser University Library
MJ

Mark Jordan

Head of Systems & Chair, Islandora Board of Directors, Simon Fraser University
avatar for Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green

Engineering Lead, LYRASIS
avatar for Melissa Anez

Melissa Anez

Project & Community Manager, Islandora Foundation
Melissa Anez is an MLIS graduate from Dalhousie University. She first came to the project as an intern in 2012, with a background in social media research and a the goal of strengthening ties among those working with Islandora and its affiliate open-source software projects. She resides... Read More →
DL

Danny Lamb

Islandora Foundation


Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

10:30am PDT

Break
Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

11:00am PDT

Islandora 8 and Beyond
A detailed update on Islandora 8 and a look at what's ahead for Islandora with Fedora 6, Drupal 9, and beyond.

Slides

Speakers
DL

Danny Lamb

Islandora Foundation


Tuesday October 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Tuesday October 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

12:00pm PDT

Islandora Multi-tenancy Meet-Up
An informal meet-up for those interested in multi-tenancy Islandora. Grab some food from the conference buffet, and join your fellow multi-tenancy Islandorians for a lunch chat.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Spry

Brad Spry

Programmer Analyst, UNC Charlotte


Tuesday October 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

1:00pm PDT

Islandora v8 Adoption: Pilots, Migrations and Planning (Panel)
A discussion panel focusing on experiences with Islandora v8. We will discuss pilots, adoption plans and migrations that institutions are currently undertaking.


Preliminary panel questions:
What do you like about Islandora 8?
How are you approaching adopting Islandora 8?

We are going to take additional questions from the audiance. You can join at slido.com using event code #9585.

Moderators
avatar for David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Product Manager, DuraSpace
DuraSpace

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green

Engineering Lead, LYRASIS
RL

Rosie Le Faive

Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian, UPEI
avatar for Seth Shaw

Seth Shaw

Application Developer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Seth Shaw is an Application Developer in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries supporting Special Collections & Archives. Previously, he was the Electronic Records Archivist for Duke University Archives and an Assistant Professor of Archival Studies for Clayton State Univ... Read More →
avatar for Sayeed Choudhury

Sayeed Choudhury

Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries, Leading the JHU OSPO, Johns Hopkins University
G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. Choudhury is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Institute of Data Intensive... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

2:00pm PDT

I see you have some Islandora failures on your résumé. (Panel)
This panel session will feature four Islandora implementers who have tried something with Islandora and… not entirely succeeded. But they have an open mind, and are willing to learn from their mistakes. During this session they will share their experiences and what they have learned from them, and will be asking people from the audience to share their own “failures”. [Melissa: due to the number of panelists, and likely audience participation, we would like an hour.]

Speakers
MJ

Mark Jordan

Head of Systems & Chair, Islandora Board of Directors, Simon Fraser University
TK

Tony Kurtz

Western Washington University
RL

Rosie Le Faive

Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian, UPEI
JR

Jeff Rubin

Digital Initiatives & Publishing Coordinator, Tulane University


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

3:00pm PDT

Break
Tuesday October 8, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

3:30pm PDT

Story City - An Interactive, Rich Media Map Case Study
This case study will give an overview of the development of the Story City interactive map for the Vancouver Public Library ( https://thisvancouver.vpl.ca/story-city ). You'll hear about the challenges we faced and the elements we chose to solve them, see the code we wrote to bring it all together, and hear about how it was received.

Slides

Speakers
MA

Martin Anderson-Clutz

Digital Echidna



Tuesday October 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

4:00pm PDT

Using Arca/Islandora for Community-Based Experiential Learning at the iSchool
A framework for teaching, learning, and collaborating with community partners in BC around the creation of digital collections using Arca/Islandora. Examples of digital collections created by students in collaboration with community partners. A model of evaluation. Best practices, issues, and lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Arias-Hernandez

Richard Arias-Hernandez

iSchool at University of British Columbia



Tuesday October 8, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

4:30pm PDT

Digitized Okanagan History: Aggregating the Regional Archival Record with Arca/Islandora
For the last two years the Digitized Okanagan History (D.O.H.) project has used the Arca platform provided by the B.C. Electronic Library Network to provide access to digitized historical material from numerous archives and museums in the British Columbia interior. Arca, built on Islandora, has supported the goals of D.O.H. since its inception, which include enhancing discoverability of under-utilized historical material to support all levels of research, and providing the infrastructure necessary to allow small community organizations to participate in a multi-institution collaboration. The University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus Library has provided leadership in the creation and compilation of digitized photographs, documents, maps, audio recordings and publications and D.O.H. now includes over 62,000 digital objects drawn from twenty-three participating repositories.

Value is assigned to archival materials because they are instrumental; their primary function is to do work rather than tell stories. At the same time, stories do emerge by virtue of the essential links that accrue between documents and between groups of documents. In physical space, these documents are aggregated into logical groups based on the conditions of their creation. Often, these complex lateral and hierarchical relationships are difficult to enact in the online environment.

Islandora architecture provides comprehensive access to materials collected under the banner of D.O.H. and scaffolds the provenance-based, hierarchical arrangement inherent to archival collections. While D.O.H. represents an aggregation of materials from various sources, D.O.H is itself in turn one among many digital repository spaces included in Arca. The project has already realized the significant benefits of open source software in taking advantage of new programming created by other Islandora partners and have also been able to develop our own programs to make our own processes much more efficient.
This presentation will describe the challenges and rewards of working with a group of diverse memory institutions to bring unique historical resources to the Internet and describes the attributes of Islandora that has allowed us to make this important collaboration possible, including team workflow design and automating XML formatting of MODS metadata, progress toward standardization of multi-level expressions using relatedItem fields and customization of Solr indexing, Islandora’s object sharing function, and translation of archival descriptive structures to Islandora object entities.

Slides

Speakers
CH

Christopher Hives

University Archivist Emeritus, University of British Columbia
avatar for Paige Hohmann

Paige Hohmann

University of British Columbia Okanagan


Tuesday October 8, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

6:30pm PDT

Islandoracon Trivia Night
Whether you're a fan of bar trivia or just a fan of spending time with your fellow Islandorians, join us Tuesday night for our own private game of bar trivia. Come with a team, or join one when you arrive. All are welcome!

We'll be serving up light appetizers and hard questions.

Sign-up Sheet



Tuesday October 8, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Terrace at Rogue Convention Centre 200 Burrard Street, Waterfront Building, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L6
 
Wednesday, October 9
 

9:00am PDT

Sailing the Islandora 8 Ship while (Still) Building It
UNLV decided to pursue implementing Islandora 8 as a replacement for CONTENTdm in early 2018, long before an initial release. This presentation will describe our rationale, our efforts to implement a system still in early development, our integration with ArchivesSpace to unite archival description with digital objects, and what is left to do before our go-live date in December 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Shaw

Seth Shaw

Application Developer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Seth Shaw is an Application Developer in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries supporting Special Collections & Archives. Previously, he was the Electronic Records Archivist for Duke University Archives and an Assistant Professor of Archival Studies for Clayton State Univ... Read More →



Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

9:00am PDT

DevOps Troubleshooting and Performance Considerations
Luke Taylor (DevOps team lead with Discoverygarden) will discuss common technical issues and concerns that he and his team encounter with the 50+ repositories that they support.

Speakers
LT

Luke Taylor

Discoverygarden



Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

9:30am PDT

Islandora in NZ
The UC QuakeStudies Digital Archive is a digital humanities project arising from the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, and uses Islandora 7. The Christchurch City Libraries Digital Heritage Repository is based on Islandora 8 and archives historical materials for Christchurch, in conjunction with an ArchivesSpace instance. Plan is to outline the two projects, lessons learned, what worked, what hasn't, etc. Would ideally need 60 mins.

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Speakers
JH

Jonathan Hunt

Catalyst IT


Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

9:30am PDT

Microbrewing. Brew Your Own Microservice.
Islandora 8 depends on microservices running asynchronously in the background to produce derivative media objects to be attached to an original file.
The derived objects are analogous to Islandora 7 datastreams.  They can be web friendly versions of the original file to allow a more useful and attractive display, or they can pull information from the original asset to aid in discovery or deeper understanding. 
Example media includes thumbnails, OCRed text, web friendly image and playback formats, and technical metadata.
In this short talk we’ll go through each of the steps required to produce an additional media object. I’ll be using the FITS microservice created by the CANARIE RDM project as an example.

Slides

Speakers


Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

10:00am PDT

Beyond the Repository Item: Modelling Research Data in Islandora 8
For almost a year, UPEI has been working on a grant-funded project to add Research Data Management capabilities to Islandora 8. Participants will learn about our approach to content types, integrations, microservices, and preservation.

Slides

Speakers
avatar for Donald Moses

Donald Moses

University Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island
Donald Moses is the University Librarian at UPEI and has a deep interest in the transformative impact of open source software and its application in the library context.



Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

10:00am PDT

Planning and Executing Migrations to Islandora
Practical process guidance, recommended tooling and best practices for planning and executing a migration to Islandora from third-party systems (or from harddrives stacked in a closet, if that’s all you have). We will provide a high-level overview of all steps on a typical migration path from metadata planning and modeling to bulk ingest, final testing and launch. This talk will cover lessons-learned from many years of Islandora 7 migrations, as well as look ahead to the checklists and challenges of migrating to Islandora 8.

Slides

Speakers
avatar for Derek Merleaux

Derek Merleaux

Team Lead, Born-Digital
PD

Pat Dunlavey

Born-Digital
avatar for Sarah Lippincott

Sarah Lippincott

Senior Consultant, Born-Digital



Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

10:30am PDT

Break
Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

11:00am PDT

ISLE and Dockerizing Islandora 8
ISLE and Dockerizing Islandora 8

ISLE is a community developed open-source project that user Docker to easily install and update the Islandora platform. Dockerizing ISLE for Islandora 8 will offer a common platform to support both new institutions starting with Islandora 8, and also the 300+ institutions who will migrate from Islandora 7 to Islandora 8. ISLE already offers a proven complete ecosystem for running Islandora as production (live) platform. This talk will unpack what ISLE is and how it benefits our community as we all look towards Islandora 8. 

What is ISLE? ISLE includes the current release of Islandora, and then exceeds that by also including: a best practice ISLE workflow for you to install, update and backup your Local, Staging, and Production servers; complete documentation that is both comprehensive and continuously updated; ISLE automatically installs and enables the most common 87 modules for you (51 Islandora, 26 Drupal); optional components such as automated testing or dashboard visualizations for system metrics and logging events. 

We'll discuss the stability of the ISLE release process, the advantages of your institution transitioning to ISLE, and most importantly, a discussion of the roadmap for Dockerizing Islandora 8 and what that includes.

Slides

Speakers
avatar for David Keiser-Clark

David Keiser-Clark

Academic Application Developer, Williams College
Project Manager, Islandora for All project


Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

11:00am PDT

Bulk-Loading Content into Islandora 8 (Panel)
Islandora 8 provides several methods for bulk-loading content. This session will describe three different strategies for bulk-loading: Drupal 8's Migrate API, Drupal's REST API, and custom-written Drush commands. It will also include a comparison of the three options to help repository managers decide which method would be best for their repository.

Minnie's Slides
Mark's Slides
Seth's slides: attached

Speakers
avatar for Seth Shaw

Seth Shaw

Application Developer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Seth Shaw is an Application Developer in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries supporting Special Collections & Archives. Previously, he was the Electronic Records Archivist for Duke University Archives and an Assistant Professor of Archival Studies for Clayton State Univ... Read More →
MR

Minnie Rangel

University of Texas at Austin
MJ

Mark Jordan

Head of Systems & Chair, Islandora Board of Directors, Simon Fraser University



Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

11:30am PDT

Islandora as a Full-Featured Institutional Repository
This talk will provide an overview of the “Islandora for All: LASIR” project, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which aims to make Islandora a full-featured, competitive institutional repository (IR) solution for institutions without large development teams. Attendees will learn about LASIR's deliverables and the future of Islandora as an institutional repository platform of choice.

Slides.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lippincott

Sarah Lippincott

Senior Consultant, Born-Digital


Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

12:00pm PDT

Fedora Birds-of-a-Feather
An informal lunch meet-up for those interested in talking about Fedora. Grab your lunch from the conference buffet, then head on over to chat with your colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Product Manager, DuraSpace
DuraSpace
avatar for Bethany Seeger

Bethany Seeger

Digital Library Software Developer, Amherst College


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

1:30pm PDT

Islandora Digital Workflow
An overview of the highly flexible Islandora Digital Workflow module for tracking the entire lifecycle of digitized content from request to publishing. We will discuss the benefits of using many core Drupal features including a custom node type, users, rules, taxonomy. We will look at configuring actions and workflow sequences, and have a brief discussion on each of the optional modules that could be used including "Islandora METS Editor" https://github.com/ulsdevteam/islandora_mets_editor, "Islandora EAD Utility" https://github.com/ulsdevteam/islandora_ead_utility, "Islandora MARC Utility" https://github.com/ulsdevteam/islandora_marc_utility, "Islandora Digitization Requests" (uses Webform) https://github.com/ulsdevteam/islandora_digitization_requests, and “Islandora MemberOf Site” https://github.com/ulsdevteam/islandora_memberofsite.


Wednesday October 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

1:30pm PDT

Beginning Drupal: Tips and Tricks
Southern Connecticut State University went live with our own multi-site in 2018 as part of the Connecticut Digital Archive Islandora installation. With UCONN providing system support for the repository, I was left with administration duty of our Drupal application. With little to no dedicated IT or developer support I learned how to make minor changes to the default structure to fit our specific needs.
This session will share what I have learned to help those other non-expert site administrators understand Drupal and to fix minor UI issues (without breaking their site!). The audience is encouraged to bring their own ideas or issues so we can collaboratively support each other.
Presentation Slides

Speakers
avatar for Parker Fruehan

Parker Fruehan

Systems Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University


Wednesday October 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

2:00pm PDT

Industrial Strength Ingest
Most Archivists are not UNIX programmers. Instead of forcing Archivists to learn UNIX, why not try to make the batch ingest process as simple as possible? That's exactly what we have done at UNC Charlotte. Archivists are presented two drives from the AWS Storage Gateway: a "work" drive for preparing objects and a "ready" drive for ingesting objects. As files as saved to the "work" drive, they are instantly whisked from campus and backed up to the cloud; this is known as a hybrid cloud strategy. When ready to ingest, Archivists simply make a directory on the "ready" drive using the format "namespace-type-parent_pid" then drag-and-drop their objects and metadata into the folder. Ingest readiness is signaled to the system by Archivists creating a special text file into the directory and the system takes it from there! Behind the scenes, the files are pulled from S3 to the Islandora server for batch ingest.  Long winded ingests communicate their progress to Archivists via hourly e-mail.  And much, much more!

Slides

Speakers
avatar for Brad Spry

Brad Spry

Programmer Analyst, UNC Charlotte



Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

2:00pm PDT

Up & Running with Islandora
In this 45 minute session I will discuss my experience getting Islandora up and running for an academic library. This session is intended for Islandora beginners and will cover some the challenges I was faced with when installing and configuring Islandora, such as:

a. installation on Ubuntu [success] and Red Hat [fail]);
b. form configuration using MODS;
c. metadata issues;
d. SOLR configuration for displaying metadata;
e. theming;
f. hiring a consultant for help;
g. upcoming challenges

Speakers
IK

Ilana Kingsley

University of Alaska Rasmuson Library


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

2:30pm PDT

Islandora Batch Uploader (IBU)
An overview of an open-source, cross-platform desktop application that uses AI to tag/describe images and video, generate the MODS, and upload them into Islandora.

Slides

Try the app.

Speakers
avatar for David Bass

David Bass

Senior Developer for Digital Initiatives, Western Washington University
JS

Jesse Sturgis

Western Washington University


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

2:30pm PDT

Ingesting a Million Pages of Microfilm, Photographs, and Serials into Islandora
The digitization was done; the metadata was created; all we had to do was ingest the objects into our Islandora repository! This session presents the hard-learned lessons from a three-year digitization and ingest project. Learn about the technology roadblocks we encountered, the innovative solutions we adopted, and where room for improvement still stands in current and future versions of Islandora.

Speakers
avatar for Tristan Chambers

Tristan Chambers

Smith College/3CDL



Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

3:00pm PDT

Break
Wednesday October 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

3:30pm PDT

Detainee Letters at SDSU: Managing Change and Creating Opportunity Through Islandora
In October 2018, a grassroots organization called Otay Allies donated a large collection of letters collected from detainees held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center to San Diego State University. The University’s Institutional Repository became, to our knowledge, the first of its kind to create and maintain a digital collection that serves to share and make accessible the stories of hundreds of refugees from around the world in real time. This session presentation will discuss the changes, challenges, and opportunities encountered during the creation and management of the collection using Islandora.

Speakers
KR

Katie Romabiles

San Diego State University


Wednesday October 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

3:30pm PDT

Advanced Content Modelling the Drupal 8 Way
For UPEI’s CANARIE-Funded Research Data Management project, we needed to model an information architecture for managing researchers, funding info and datasets. We want to allow for non-developer users with knowledge of Drupal’s site-building tools to help shape the site’s user interface while still using this content as the source of standards-compliant linked data to the rest of the web. I’ll demonstrate how Drupal 8’s powerful entity field interface, augmented by Paragraphs and Inline Entity Forms, can represent complex metadata like adding contributors and relationships, and how we drive the DOI minting and submission workflow directly via Drupal’s built-in Content Moderation system.

Speakers


Wednesday October 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

4:00pm PDT

Falsehoods Librarians Believe About Names
It’s really tempting to “do Linked Data” by semantically modelling a domain for maximum meaning. But encoding names (or anything to do with people) can be really difficult. It’s easy to insert our own biases into our frameworks, which can result in a system that is harmful to individuals or groups. What structures in Drupal and RDF can we use to manage names in bibliographic or authority data without falling into these traps?
Suggested reading: https://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/

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Speakers
avatar for Charlie Tillay

Charlie Tillay

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Tulane University
Islandora Metadata Interest Group Co-convener; NACO trainee; Code of Conduct Editing Team Member
RL

Rosie Le Faive

Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian, UPEI



Wednesday October 9, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

4:00pm PDT

LDBase: Building a Data Repository with Limited Resources
Florida State University is currently working on a collaborative project between the Libraries and the Department of Psychology. Funded by an NIH grant, this 5 year project aims to create a national repository for learning disability data. The presentation will discuss objectives, planning, and implementation, with a focus on maximizing resources.

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Speakers
FC

Favenzio Calvo

Florida State University
JP

Jean Phillips

Florida State University



Wednesday October 9, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

4:30pm PDT

Creating Change Through Collaborative Education
True to its roots in a Land Grant University, the CTDA sees its mission is to educate its members about digital preservation and access beyond merely providing preservation services. Rather than imposing extensive rules and high barriers to participation, the CTDA works collaboratively with its members, who have highly variable knowledge and resources, to understand the principles of digital preservation in order to make good stewardship decisions about their digital assets. This means that their content is both preserved and useful in the networked world.
We don’t explicitly introduce preservation concepts as requirements for participation, but implicitly weave these principles into our training and tools. We will use examples of our activities and those of some of our members to illustrate how preservation principles are embodied in the work we all do, and how we listen to our members to develop tools and services that meet their use needs and the requirements of digital preservation and access.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Kemezis

Mike Kemezis

Repository Manager, University of Connecticut
Michael is the Repository Manager for the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA), a program of the University of Connecticut.



Wednesday October 9, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

4:30pm PDT

Headless Islandora
The idea of a "headless" Drupal has been around since 2014, but with the availability of robust REST interfaces in Drupal 8, Drupal implementers have started to create rich JavaScript front ends to Drupal that replace its conventional HTML user interface. This session will survey existing headless Drupal implementations and explore how this architecture may work for Islandora repositories.

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Speakers
MJ

Mark Jordan

Head of Systems & Chair, Islandora Board of Directors, Simon Fraser University


Wednesday October 9, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

6:30pm PDT

Islandoracon Reception: Bill Reid Gallery
Please join us for drinks and canapés at the Bill Reid Gallery. One ticket is included in the cost of your registration. To help us get an accurate headcount for catering, we ask that you let us know if you plan to attend.

If you wish to bring a guest, extra tickets can be purchased from our Square store.

The Bill Reid Gallery is the only public Gallery in Canada dedicated to Indigenous Northwest Coast Art and was established by the Bill Reid Foundation in 2008, to celebrate the Haida master artist Bill Reid (1920 - 1998), and the diverse living cultures of the Northwest Coast.

Wednesday October 9, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Bill Reid Gallery 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3
 
Thursday, October 10
 

9:00am PDT

Working with Linked Data and Ontologies
This hands-on workshop aims to introduce the fundamentals of linked data technologies and related data modelling questions by walking through creating RDF data.

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Speakers
DL

Danny Lamb

Islandora Foundation
RL

Rosie Le Faive

Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian, UPEI



Thursday October 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

9:00am PDT

Bulk Ingest Tools
A review of available options, including Islandora Multi Importer, discussing strengths and weaknesses of each, and including interactive demos.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Spry

Brad Spry

Programmer Analyst, UNC Charlotte
KR

Katie Romabiles

San Diego State University
avatar for Mark McFate

Mark McFate

Digital Library Applications Developer, Grinnell College
Islandora


Thursday October 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

10:30am PDT

Break
Thursday October 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am PDT
Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

11:00am PDT

Introduction to Fedora 5.0
This workshop will provide an introduction to the latest version of Fedora, including new features, changes, and alternate back-end implementations.

Intro to Fedora 5
Fedora: Core Features

Speakers
avatar for David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Product Manager, DuraSpace
DuraSpace



Thursday October 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

11:00am PDT

Islandora as IR
This workshop will focus on turning your Islandora instance into an Institutional Repository, as well as best practices and strategies for using Islandora as an IR solution.

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Speakers
avatar for Don Richards

Don Richards

University of Tennessee Knoxville
BW

Brandon Weigel

BC Electronic Library Network



Thursday October 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

12:30pm PDT

Lunch
Thursday October 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

12:30pm PDT

Islandora IR Interest Group Meet-Up
An informal gathering of members of the Islandora Institutional Repository Interest Group, and anyone else who cares to join! Grab lunch and chat about IRs

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lippincott

Sarah Lippincott

Senior Consultant, Born-Digital


Thursday October 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

1:30pm PDT

Preservation Capabilities in Islandora 8
An overview of Islandora 8’s digital preservation capabilities.

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Speakers
MJ

Mark Jordan

Head of Systems & Chair, Islandora Board of Directors, Simon Fraser University



Thursday October 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

1:30pm PDT

Infrastructure and Performance
An overview on some of the ways the Islandora 7 platform can be built and scaled along with provisioning tips and strategies.

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Speakers
avatar for Gavin Morris

Gavin Morris

Systems Developer, Born-Digital



Thursday October 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

3:00pm PDT

Break
Thursday October 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

3:30pm PDT

Migrating from 7 to 8
An overview/walk-through of tools and strategies to move objects from an existing Islandora 7.x into an instance of Islandora 8

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Speakers
DL

Danny Lamb

Islandora Foundation


Thursday October 10, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1400-1410 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

3:30pm PDT

Homarus: Exploring Islandora 8 Under the Carapace
A semi-to-fully technical description of the pieces and message/processing flow of the Islandora 8 1.0.0 release. Covering Drupal, Fedora, Symfony/Silex, Camel, Triplestores and Solr. Complete with wild statements like I invented the question mark. Come to learn, ask a burning question, throw fruit/money or pledge your time and support to the next version of Islandora.

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Speakers
JW

Jared Whiklo

University of Manitoba



Thursday October 10, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 1420-1430 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
 
Friday, October 11
 

8:30am PDT

Islandora 8 Use-A-Thon
Islandoracon has always had a 'hackfest' component, but we've yet to do the same thing twice. We're trying a new format this year to give all of our attendees a chance to work together, learn new things, and produce a tangible benefit for the rest of the Islandora community: The Islandora 8 Use-a-Thon.
How it works:Islandora 8 is more tightly integrated with Drupal than Islandora 7, and very flexible, so many use cases can be solved with a combination of configuration and Drupal contrib modules. The Use-a-Thon will crowdsource use cases for things people might want to do with Islandora (i.e, a collection that can be viewed on a map; a collection with a commercial store component; a workflow for accepting and reviewing public annotations on objects). On Monday, October 7th, after we finish up the half-day workshops, we'll have a mixer at the Vancouver Public Library where attendees can form teams and talk about what use cases they would like to explore, either picking from the crowdsourced use-cases or inventing their own.

On their own, over the week of the conference, teams will take a use case and work to demonstrate how it can be done in Islandora 8 (with configuration and Drupal contrib modules), including step-by-step documentation (“recipes,” for our shared Islandora Cookbook). Points will also be given for identifying gaps that may need further development work and creating issues to document those gaps.

On Friday, October 11th, we will gather again at the Vancouver Public Library where teams will have the morning to finish up their work and prepare a brief presentation describing what they have done. After lunch we'll watch presentations, pick winners and award prizes, and officially end Islandoracon. The rest of the day will be given over to an informal discussion of the future of Islandora (8, 9, and beyond) for anyone who wants to participate.

Rules:
  1. Entries should come from teams of at least two people.
  2. The entries should be presented in person by at least one team member.
  3. Only one entry per team.
  4. No person may be in more than one team.
  5. Writing code is discouraged; we want ideas, documentation, and GitHub issues describing what needs to be built if your use case can't be done with what's available now.
  6. Participants must ensure that entries do not in any way infringe copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party.

Points:

Use-a-Thon projects will be judged based on:

  1. The value of the contribution to the Islandora community (i.e, is this something others will use?)
  2. The difficulty of the use case
  3. Community use case versus coming up with your own (bonus for taking on something from the community)
  4. The amount of work completed (draft documentation, completed 'recipes,' GitHub issues submitted)

Team Composition:

Because we want to encourage you to make new connections at Islandoracon, we'll also award points for team composition:
  1. At least two team members who have not worked together before
  2. At least one team member with a developer background and one with a library or other non-dev background.
  3. Bonus point for teams of 3+ 
(Credit to Open Repositories for their Ideas Challenge and points for team composition)

Friday October 11, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library BMO Community Program Space (Room 916) 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Friday October 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library BMO Community Program Space (Room 916) 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

1:00pm PDT

Islandora 8 Use-A-Thon Presentation & Winners
Groups will present their ideas and work. Judges will judge. Prizes will be given. Goodbyes will be said to Islandoracon 2019.

Friday October 11, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library BMO Community Program Space (Room 916) 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

3:00pm PDT

Islandora 8 Community Discussion
We round out the week with an open invitation to anyone who wants to join in for a talk about the future of Islandora and how we can get there toegther.

Friday October 11, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Vancouver Public Library BMO Community Program Space (Room 916) 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1