ICG Metadata and Migration Hack/Doc - Virtual, January 2021

Dates, Location, and Registration

Dates: Wednesday January 13, 12-3pm EST (9-12 PST) Thursday January 14, 12-3 pm EST (9-12 PST)

Location: Please register to receive the Zoom link closer to the date of the hack/doc.

Registration: Registration is now closed.

Code of Conduct

See our ICG Code of Conduct here. You can submit a pull request or email members of the Code of Conduct Subcommittee to suggest changes.


This virtual event will be held via Zoom. For more information regarding Zoom accessibility features please visit Zoom’s accessibility FAQ page.

If you require assistance or accommodations please contact Martha Tenney, mtenney@barnard.edu.

Schedule & Community Notes

Overview of schedule:

Wednesday January 13, 12-3pm EST (9-12 PST) The first day will be single-track and consist of presentations/introductions to various sessions and group discussion/unconference style conversation. At the moment, the three planned sessions are: migrate 7x tool installation workshop and documentation, metadata tools lightning round (1st day) and metadata clinic (2nd day), and migration project management.

Thursday January 14, 12-3 pm EST (9-12 PST) The second day will consist of deeper dives and co-working in breakout groups on one of the three topics presented on the first day. Additional co-working times as needed (to complete documentation, for example) can be scheduled on Thursday.

A more detailed and up-to-date schedule can be found here. (Please request access to the Google doc schedule if you want to see it before registering. It will be shared with all registrants.)

Community notes docs can be found in this folder.

What is a hack/doc and who should attend?

A hack/doc combines the form of a hackathon–bringing coders together to work on a predetermined problem in a large block of time–with a substantial documentation and testing component. Attendees with a wide variety of skill sets will be welcomed and supported in hands-on work related to metadata and migration out of Islandora 7. Anyone who works with installation or maintenance of Islandora (e.g. developers, DevOps folks), people from small institutions with Islandora repositories, and folks interested in migrating to Islandora are especially encouraged to attend.

What will we be doing?

This year the Islandora Collaboration Group’s hack/doc will focus on metadata and migration. Our goal is to create useful documentation for our members and other members of the Islandora community as we face the task of migrating out of Islandora 7x. To see more information on past hack/docs, visit our Github site.


Please contact Martha Tenney, mtenney@barnard.edu with any questions about the event.