Charlottetown, PEI, CAN; Austin, TX  discoverygarden and DuraSpace are pleased to announce three digital repository-related New York City events that will take place on November 28, 29, and 30. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet people interested in digital repositories, participate in hands-on learning, ask questions, and access helpful resources. We hope to see you there!

1. Fedora Camp in New York City, hosted by Columbia University Libraries will take place November 28-30, 2016. For those who have limited time available, or if you are interested in a specific aspect of the 3-day curriculum, you may be interested in taking advantage of  Fedora Camp NYC one, two and three day rates.

Day one: A broad overview of Fedora 4, including a feature review, information on Hydra and Islandora, and the rationale for why to choose Fedora as a repository platform. Managers and potential adopters are encouraged to attend this day of the camp.

Day two:  An in-depth explanation of core and external services coupled with hands-on exercises.

Day three: Parallel tracks to accommodate attendees with different interests. Track A focuses on DevOps and performance/scale, while track B focuses on data modelling and migration. The camp will finish with a discussion on future directions for the project.

REGISTER HERE by November 3 to receive a Fedora Camp NYC t-shirt! Cancellations must be made by October 28, 2016 to receive a refund (minus a $35 administrative fee). Cancellations after this date will not be eligible to receive a refund. Contact David Wilcox <> with questions.

2. discoverygarden and DuraSpace will co-host an Islandora/Fedora social on the evening of November 29 at 6:30 pm. Join us at Bernheim and Schwartz Restaurant & Beer Hall.

The event will feature a selection of appetizers, libations, and an opportunity to meet people involved in the Islandora and Fedora communities.

Bernheim and Schwartz Restaurant & Beer Hall

2911 Broadway New York,

NY 10037.

RSVP with Erin Tripp or David Wilcox

3. discoverygarden hosts an event on November 30 at the New York Academy of Medicine called “Hello Islandora: Building a Digital Repository. Half and full day registration available.

Morning Session: This panel discussion will explore multiple uses and implementations of Islandora, an open source digital repository framework.  Panelists will describe their projects, how Islandora was utilized and their overall experience. Speakers include Ben Rosner of Barnard College, Anne Karle-Zenith & Chris Stanton of the Metropolitan New York Library Council, Henry Raine of the New-York Historical Society, and Robin Naughton of The New York Academy of Medicine.

Afternoon Session: This Islandora demonstration will provide users with an overview of how to ingest content, configure the discovery layer and restrict access to content. If participants wish, they can follow along for a hands-on experience using an installation via local virtual machines or an online sandbox.

The New York Academy of Medicine

1216 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10029


About discoverygarden

Discoverygarden ( is a digital repository and asset management firm located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. It has assisted in the installation and development of more than a hundred digital repositories and asset management systems for organizations in the Academic, Museum, Enterprise and Government sectors.

About DuraSpace

DuraSpace (, an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. We collaborate with academic, scientific, cultural, and technology communities by supporting projects (DSpace, Fedora, VIVO) and creating services (DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, ArchivesDirect) to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline, "Committed to our digital future."