Islandora: Creating and Sustaining an Open Source Community
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Three years have passed since the formation of the Islandora Foundation was announced at Open Repositories 2013. Since that time, the project has welcomed more than two dozen supporting institutions, hosted Islandora Camps all over the world, and completed four fully community-driven software releases with dozens of new modules built and contributed by the Islandora community. The Islandora project has made the journey from a grant-funded project incubated in a university library, to a vibrant and global community facilitated by a non-profit that exists only by symbiosis with the community it serves. This presentation will provide a general overview of that journey, the current status of the Islandora project (including Islandora CLAW) and community. As the Islandora Foundation enters its fourth year, with a staff of two and a truly community-driven development process, membership in the Islandora Foundation provides the shared governance structure that allows for a sustainable open source repository platform for the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) community.
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