Islandoracon is coming back! The third iteration of our conference will be held October 7 - 11th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The main conference will be hosted by Islandora Foundation Partner Simon Fraser University, at their downtown location in Harbour Centre. Stayed tuned to this newsletter, @islandora on Twitter, and our listserv for updates about registration, a Call for Proposals, and more.
Islandora 7.x-1.12 Progress
The next release of Islandora 7.x is well underway. Auditors finished their work last week, and a code freeze is scheduled for today, October 19th, after which only bug fixes and documentation updates will be merged into the release branch.
Create a roadmap for the future of the Islandora platform, including tools and strategies for migration
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG for short) has been working on a prioritized list of upcoming features and improvements for Islandora CLAW to help guide its development. We're aiming to release Islandora CLAW (and drop the CLAW codename) after 7.x-1.12 is released. Once that happens, this roadmap will be used to set sprint goals and other development priorities. We're opening up the roadmap to review by the entire community, and are asking for your feedback. You can leave comments either in this google doc or in the individual Github issues. We've also ranked these issues using a Github project.
Priority was agreed upon following the general rule of providing "must-have" features before migration. In other words, features which, if missing, would prevent someone from adopting the software should receive higher priority. Documentation and examples involving migrations ranked first, with multi-site support following up second. Also on the list are features built around the Fedora API specification, UI/UX improvements, new derivatives, and a lot more.
If there's anything you think is missing that's high priority, feel free to leave a suggestion in the google doc, or create an issue on Github and give it the Roadmap label. This is your chance to help shape the development of the project, so if you really need something before migrating in, this is a good opportunity to have your voice heard. After this review, the finalized list of features will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval. Once approved, the roadmap will be prominently displayed on our web site to help give people a sense of the direction of the software.
Meetings - Islandora CLAW Calls
Weekly meetings to discuss development and the Islandora CLAW roadmap take place every Wednesday at 1:00 PM Eastern time, and newcomers are very welcome. Please consider joining us to check in and learn more: https://github.com/Islandora-CLAW/CLAW/wiki/2018
Islandora Camp is heading to Dübendorf, near Zürich, Switzerland from June 17 - 19, 2019. Hosted by Lib4RI - Library for the Research Institutes within the ETH domain: Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL, and located at Eawag.