Registration for the Open Repositories, Islandora for Managers workshop is
now open. I just registered myself. It was fairly easy. Here are the steps:
1. Navigate to
2. Complete registration or confirm previous registration.
3. Click "I Wish to Attend the Morning Workshops Followed By Afternoon
4. Next, select a morning workshop (PS: there's no option to not select
a morning workshop)
5. Next, select "Workshop 09: Islandora for Managers for the afternoon
6. Confirm no extra cost has been added to your registration. Workshops
have no associated fees.
7. Click "Submit."
8. If you have trouble with the registration, please contact
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See you in Dublin! Cheers, ~ Erin
On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:27:41 PM UTC-3, Erin Tripp wrote:
> Two Islandora workshops are coming up in June 2016.
> On the afternoon of Monday, June 13 from 1:30 - 6 pm myself and Melissa
> Anez will be delivering a half-day Islandora for Managers workshop at the
> International Conference on Open Repositories at Trinity College in Dublin,
> Ireland. All are welcome. There's no charge to participate. We’ll be
> notifying folks when registration is open for the session.
> On the afternoon of Friday, June 24 from 1 - 4pm myself and Stephen
> Perkins will be delivering another half-day Islandora for Managers: Open
> Source Digital Repository Training session at the Library and Information
> Technology Association (LITA) American Library Association (ALA) conference
> in Orlando, Florida. There is a registration fee for this workshop. One can
> purchase a ticket during the ALA conference registration process
> The workshops will provide participants with information about the
> Islandora software framework, and allow them to test drive a full Islandora
> installation using local virtual machines or the online Islandora sandbox.
> After the system overview, the instructors will lead participants through
> the basic functions of an Islandora installation, including new features
> introduced over the past year as well as a ‘how to’ guide for basic
> features such as ingesting content, managing metadata, configuring search
> and discovery and much, much more.
> If you have questions regarding the upcoming training sessions, please
> don’t hesitate to contact me. Cheers!
> Erin Tripp, BJH MLIS
> Business Development Manager
> discoverygarden inc. <http://discoverygarden.ca/>
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> Speaker bios:
> Melissa Anez
> Melissa Anez is the Project & Community Manager for the Islandora
> Foundation <http://islandora.ca/>, where she works with volunteers and
> community members from around the world to steward this Atlantic-born open
> source digital repository platform. She is a graduate of Dalhousie's School
> of Information Management. When not on the road for Islandora, Melissa
> resides in New Brunswick.
> Erin Tripp
> Erin Tripp is currently the Business Development Manager at discoverygarden
> inc. <http://www.discoverygarden.ca/> Since 2011, Erin’s been involved in
> the Islandora project; a community supported framework of open source
> technologies for digital repositories. In that time, Erin’s been involved
> in more than 40 different Islandora projects ranging from consulting,
> custom development, and data migrations. Prior to coming to discoverygarden
> inc., Erin graduated from the University of King’s College (BJH), worked as
> a broadcast journalist with CTV Globemedia, and graduated from the
> Dalhousie University School of Information Management (MLIS) where she won
> the Outstanding Service Award in 2011.
> Stephen Perkins
> Stephen Perkins, an official agent and consultant of discoverygarden, is
> Managing Member of Infoset Digital Publishing <http://infoset.io/>.
> Infoset provides content and technology solutions for institutions,
> publishers, and businesses. Stephen has more than 20 years experience
> directing small-to-medium scale IT projects, specializing in digital asset
> management solutions for the Humanities. He has extensive experience in
> architecting solutions for cultural heritage institutions, reference
> publishers, and documentary editing projects.