Islandora Camp in Madrid is still several months away and we are still accepting proposals for presentations from the community, but we wanted to give a little preview of the kind of content you can expect, for those who might still be on the fence about attending.
On the first day of camp we address Islandora software and the community from a broad perspective. There are some standard topics that we cover at every camp, because they are always relevant and there are always updates:
- An update on the project and what is happening in the community
- A look at innovative Islandora sites around the world
- A look at the current software stack and modules in our latest release (which, by the time if iCampEU2, will be Islandora 7.x-1.5)
On the not-so-standard front, we will have Fedora 4 Integration Project Director Nick Ruest as part of our Camp instructor team, and he will be giving an update and (hopefully) an early demo of our Fedora 4/Islandora 7.x integration.
The second day of Islandora Camp is all about hands-on experience. If you are a librarian, archivist, or other front-end Islandora user (or interested in becoming one), the Admin track will go over how to use Islandora via its front-end menus and GUIs. We will cover basic site set up, collections, single and batch ingests, security configuration, and setting up Solr for discoverability. For the more technically inclined, we have a Dev track that delves into Islandora from the code side culminating in the development of s custom Islandora module so you can learn how it's done.
The last day of the event is turned over to more specific presentation and sessions from the community. Right now we are looking at some sessions on linked data, FRBRoo ontologies in Islandora, themeing, and multi-lingual Islandoras, but our Call for Proposals is open until March 1st, so this line up could change. If you have something you'd like to share with the Islandora Community, please send us your proposal!
If you have any questions about Islandora Camp in Madrid, please contact me.