Welcome to the home of our Summer of Islandora Series!

This summer, we are running a three-month series of specialized Open Meetings called “The Summer of Islandora”. Each month we will be giving our regularly scheduled Open Meetings a theme featuring related demos & presentations from community members. Are you hooked?

Islandora lobster mascot with fishing pole

What to Expect

Open Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month from 10:00 - 2:00pm Eastern online. The dates and themes for the Summer of Islandora sessions will be:

  • June 29th: Introduction to Islandora

  • July 27: A Deeper Dive

  • August 31: From Coast to Coast: Special Use Cases

Each session will include a number of presentations, as well as plenty of Q&A time for both general and institution-specific questions.

How to Attend

Registration is not required to attend! We just ask that you email community@islandora.ca for a calendar invite or password for the zoom session.

Our Next Event - From Coast to Coast: Special Use Cases

When there’s a will, there’s a wave! This month we will be exploring spe-shell use cases of Islandora across our community. Join us to learn about Prototyping an Islandora "Lite", multilingual sites, using Islandora Workbench, and more!

We will also be holding our first Lightning Talk series, where community members will be sharing short Islandora project updates and demos for feedback. Topics on deck include The Islandora Whole Object Module, a demonstration of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Special Collections and Archives Portal, and the Summit I8 Migration Project at Simon Fraser University.

Check here for our full schedule, coming soon! 

Summer of Islandora August promo


August Schedule


Welcome and Introductions

Jenna Mlynaryk


10:10 - 11:10

Prototyping an Islandora "Lite" at University of Toronto Scarborough

Natkeeran Ledchumykanthan, Kyle Huynh, Kirsta Stapelfeldt, UTSC Library


11:10 - 11:30

Open Q&A


11:30 - 12:00

Multilingual Sites (Born Digital)

Dara Virks & Don Richards


12:00 - 12:15

Open Q&A


12:15 - 1:00

Lightning Talk Series

12:15 - 12:25

The Islandora Whole Object Module

Mark Jordan, Simon Fraser University


The UNLV Special Collections and Archives Portal

Seth Shaw, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

12:35 - 12:45

Summit IR Migration to Islandora 8 

SFU Summit Project Team, Simon Fraser University

12:45 - 1:00

Lightning Talk Q&A


1:00 - 1:15

Open Q&A


1:15 - 1:45 

Islandora Workbench; Using IDE

Alan Stanley, Private Contractor


1:45 - 2:00

Open Q&A

Past Sessions

Want to review past Summer of Islandora presentations? Visit the Islandora Foundation YouTube channel for recordings of our featured presentations in June and July!