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UPDATE: Integrating Islandora and Fedora 4

From Melissa Anez, Project and Community Manager, Islandora Foundation

Charlottetown, PEI, Canada  The Open Repositories 2015 Conference marked the completion of the first phase of the Islandora 7.x-2.x (Fedora 4 integration) project. A detailed project report about where things stand is available here:

Some highlights include:

• Islandora core and Basic Collection Solution Pack modules have been upgraded to Fedora 4.
• FedoraGSearch has been replaced.
• Migration-utils to migrate objects from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 are nearly complete.
• Apache Camel replaces Tuque as a routing and mediation engine for integrating Drupal and Fedora.
• Fedora objects treated as nodes by Drupal - use whatever Drupal contributed modules you like - including the entire suite of Solr modules!
• Bi-directional synchronization Between Drupal Fields and Fedora RDF.
• User interfaces to both map Drupal fields to RDF and to map XML with XPath
• A vagrant build with the latest code is available for testing
• Collaboration with the Hydra community around the Portland Common Data Model
The Islandora/Fedora 4 integration project owes its success to the Islandora community and to funding from project sponsors who have come together to support a future for Islandora with Fedora 4. Islandora looks forward to continuing down the path to upgration and bringing more of the tools and utilities popular in Islandora 7.x-1.x over to the new version.