Islandora Scholar and the Landscape of Open Source Options

No sessions are currently scheduled for this event. To request a new session, please contact


In the wake of the bepress/Elsevier acquisition, LYRASIS has provided a response on how one can provide a solution to the recurring problem of large commercial publishers acquiring open-access repositories in our latest blog post. In this free webinar, learn how Islandora, a full-fledged digital asset management (DAM) system, is one such open-source platform solution. Initially developed by the University of Prince Edward Island, today it has a growing, self-sustaining community with installations on five continents. It is governed by the Islandora Foundation, its Board of Directors, and two community committees. Community members, allocating their staff resources, develop the software.

We will discuss the functionality of Islandora and in particular, Island Scholar. We will hear from two community developers, Florida State University’s Devin Soper and Bryan Brown, LYRASIS’ Jonathan Green, who is the architect of Tuque and a part of the Islandora community since 2010, and John Herbert, Director of Technology Services and serves on the Islandora Foundation Board of Directors.

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are advertised in Eastern time.

Please see Technical Requirements for online classes and events.
You may register using one of two methods:

    Register Online
    Click on "Register" above.
    PDF Form
    Print out the registration form and fax it to LYRASIS at 404.892.7879.