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- General Background (2:10)
- Generally people think that Islandora combines Drupal 8 and a FedoraCommons repository. There are other factors, such as Solr, as well. They compare it to a hamburger with layers – Drupal and Fedora as the outer buns, Islandora as the meat between, and then Solr and other things as the extra toppings.
- Islandora 8, on the other hand, is compared to a bento box, with everything neatly arranged where it needs to be. Nothing touches unless it’s supposed to.
- New Components (9:25)
- Flysystem (9:30) is a filesystem abstraction library for PHP.
- Microservices (11:52) are single-purpose applications external to Drupal and Fedora. Benefits include scalability and swappability.
- What to Expect (14:34)
- Everything is in the GUI. Islandora 8 leans heavily on Drupal and practically all configuration is done through the front-end user interface. This includes export, import, and share configurations.
- All of your content is a node in Drupal, so anything you can do with a normal Drupal node, you can now do with your Islandora content. This also means that metadata is stored and managed as fields on Drupal nodes. This allows the metadata to be serialized into other formats (XML, JSON, JSON-LD) on demand. Metadata profiles are created via Drupal content types and batch updates are handled with Drupal’s Views Bulk Operations.
- Islandora 8 can store and display images, audio, video, PDFs, collections, and binary files out of the box; you do not need to do anything to set up support for these file types. This includes extracting stills from a video or the first page of a PDF to use as the thumbnail.
- BUT, do not (yet) have support for complex objects, such as books, newspapers, serials, or “compound” objects. They are hopeful that support for these will come soon.
- There is very robust multilingual content support. Content can be translated into multiple languages and the administrative interface can be translated as well.
- How to Try it (28:04)
- Demonstration (31:20)
- Questions (41:28)
- (41:28) Can you expand on Karaf?
- (44:32) Do you have Jp2 support yet? (Not yet)
- (45:35) Is there a working group for strategizing on book objects? (No)
- (46:06) Do the Drupal fields get mapped to fedora? (Yes)
- (49:37) What is the database backend you’re using? I believe Fedora is one alternative, but can you also use the Drupal database? What are the benefits of using Fedora with this version?
- (52:37) There was a concern awhile back about doubling storage, specifically that an object would be stored in both Drupal and Fedora. Has this been resolved to allow single storage and can you please elaborate?
- (55:29) What happens if we start with Fedora? Is communication between two Fedoras a two-way conversation or should we be doing all of our communication through Drupal?
- (57:37) [Follow-up to Karaf question] If we’re going to get a diagram of those layers to? Meaning, are we going to get that diagram that isn’t just painting with a broad brush?
- (58:48) OAIPMH?! (Working on it)
- (59:56) What kind of SIPP do you support to make the automated ingestion of digital objections into Islandora? What facilities do you offer to automate submission using XML based SIPs?
- (1:02:24) How would you migrate a large set of content from Islandora 7 to this?
- (1:03:41) Will there by a Solar module or something related to getting facets integrated into search results? (Yes)
- (1:05:17) Can one now store the Fedora data stream in an S3 using Fly system and is that performance? Also, the Fedora objects stream store directory to in S3 or is this complaining some things?
- (1:07:32) We have five hundred and fifteen thousand objects in Islandora 8 repository using logs for metadata; will there be some way to import them into this version? (Yes)