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Islandora Institutional Repository Interest Group

An interest group focused on the use of Islandora as an institutional repository.


  • Bryan Brown (Florida State University)
  • Don Richards (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Terms of Reference

  • The name of this Islandora Interest Group is the Islandora IR Interest Group (IIRIG)
  • The purpose of the Islandora IR Interest Group is to improve the use of Islandora as an institutional repository platform.
  • Specific goals, activities, and outcomes may include:
    • Identifying potential bugs with existing Islandora IR-oriented modules
    • Identifying functionality that is desired but missing from existing Islandora IR-oriented modules
    • Collaboratively defining functional requirements for new Islandora IR-oriented modules
    • Collaboratively developing new Islandora IR-oriented modules
    • Working with the Islandora Documentation Interest Group to improve any documentation related to Islandora's use as an IR
  • The interest group will communicate via the islandora-ir Google Group.
  • The interest group will edit documents via the shared Google Drive folder
  • The interest group will meet once a month virtually via Zoom (
  • The conveners will produce a report to be submitted to the Islandora Roadmap Committee following the IIRIG's meetings.

How to Join

The IIRIG has a Google Group which you may request to join. This serves as a mailing list for discussion of topics related to usage and set up of an Islandora IR, as well as communication about upcoming calls.

There is a Zoom call on the fourth Thursday of each month at 3PM EST which can be joined via this URL:

Meeting Roles

Each meeting of the IIRIG will be chaired by a different interest group member on a rotating basis, allowing all members a chance to bring their unique perspective to the group. Each meeting will also have a note taker, either by volunteer or selected by the chair, who will also be the chair for the following meeting.

Duties of a meeting chair

  • Create agenda for upcoming meeting (make a copy a previous meeting from the /meetings folder to use as a template)
  • Post an email to the islandora-ir Google Group/mailing list on the Monday before a meeting to remind members of the upcoming meeting and also to solicit agenda items from other members
  • Start the meeting call and give an overview of the agenda
  • Select a note taker (ask for volunteers, if none speak up try to nominate someone who has not chaired a meeting before)
  • Introduce agenda items (attempt to keep discussions on track and timed proportionately so that all agenda items may be discussed)

Duties of the note taker

  • Keep track of important topics of discussion, which special attention to the results of questions put to the group or tasks to be done (and who has been assigned said task if applicable)
  • Add notes to the meeting agenda under a section called "Notes" as soon as possible after the meeting
  • Email a link to meeting notes to Melissa Anez for inclusion in bi-weekly Roadmap Committee meeting
  • Proceed with chair duties (listed above) for upcoming meeting

Production Islandora IRs


  • Bryan Brown (Florida State University)
  • Devin Soper (Florida State University)
  • Annie Glerum (Florida State University)
  • Rachel Smart (Florida State University)
  • Lydia Motyka (Florida Virtual Campus)
  • Gail Lewis (Florida Virtual Campus)
  • Wilhelmina Randtke (Florida Virtual Campus)
  • Mark Baggett (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Don Richards (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Keila Zayas-Ruiz (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Brandon Weigel (British Columbia Electronic Library Network)
  • Sue Perdue (University of Virginia)
  • Courtney Matthews (University of Waterloo)
  • Alex Kent (PALS)
  • Kelsey Williamson (ICI Services)
  • Donald Moses (University of Prince Edward Island)
  • Pat Dunlavey (Common Media, Inc.)
  • Brad Spry (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
  • Dawn Hooper (University of Prince Edward Island)
  • Jennifer Eustis (University of Connecticut Libraries)
  • Mike Nason (University of New Brunswick)
  • David Corbly (University of Oklahoma)
  • Andrea Kosavic (York University)
  • Lingling Jiang (University of Toronto)
  • Melissa Anez (Islandora Foundation)
  • Carolyn Moritz (Vassar College)
  • David Keiser-Clark (Williams College)