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For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: “IslandLives”

Ithaca, NY The IslandLives ( collection offers weekend browsers a rare glimpse into the lives, environment, culture and history of a small community perched far to the north in the Canadian Maritime Provinces. The IslandLives project  is an example of a Virtual Research Environment being developed with Islandora (, an open source project underway at the Robertson Library at the University of Prince Edward Island that combines the Drupal and Fedora Repository software applications. From the IslandLives web site:
IslandLives will digitize approximately 300 published Prince Edward Island community histories, making them freely available for use via the World Wide Web. IslandLives is actively seeking and securing the permission of copyright holders to display this material online. The IslandLives project furthers the Robertson Library’s mission of preserving and sharing unique material relating to Prince Edward Island with students, educators, researchers, and others interested in Island culture and heritage.”