Upgraded Member: British Columbia Electronic Library Network
The Islandora Foundation is extremely pleased to announce that longtime member BC ELN has increased their membership level for the coming year, going from a Member to a Collaborator. BC ELN has appointed Brandon Wiegel, an Islandora 7.x Committer and Release Manager of Islandora 7.x-1.12, as their representative on the Islandora Coordinating Committee.
Islandora 8 : The Next Release
Following the 1.0.0 release of Islandora 8, we surveyed the Islandora community about their priorities for features to include in the next release. We had a total of 76 responses and have laid out plans to deliver the top ten "needed features". Read more about the complete survey results.
The conference has a logo! The 2019 Islandoracon logo design contest saw a record number of entries, making for a very close result, and we are pleased to announce that the winner of the Islandora 2019 Logo Contest is Hillary Webb, from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, with this design that takes the coasts as inspiration while nodding to Islandora's doe-eyed lobster mascot:
Islandora 7.x-1.13 is Underway
The next release of Islandora 7 (and the only release in 2019) is well underway, with Auditing complete and a Code Freeze in place since July 19th. Testing and Documentation updates will continue until August 16th, with the release due out August 30th. Many thanks to our amazing release team for the great work they do.
Our Technical Lead Danny Lamb will be at Drupal GovCon July 24 - 26, in Bethesda, MD.
This 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.