Wed • Nov

Wednesday, November 30, 2016



10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Morning Session; 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Afternoon Session


The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029


$60 for both sessions; $35 for one session.

Note: A laptop is required for this event.

Morning Session: Developing Islandora Digital Collections (Panel)
This panel discussion will explore multiple uses and implementations of Islandora, an open source digital repository framework.  Panelists will describe their digital projects, how Islandora was utilized and their overall experience.

Afternoon Session: Islandora Demonstration (Hands-on)
Islandora is an OAIS adherent and open source digital repository framework. It combines the Drupal CMS and Fedora Commons repository software, together with additional open source applications, the framework delivers a wide range of functionality out of the box.

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 installation via local virtual machines or an online sandbox.

erin_tripp_headshot.jpgErin Tripp (moderator) | DiscoveryGarden, Inc.
Erin Tripp is the Business Development Manager at discoverygarden inc. Since 2011, Erin’s been involved in the Islandora project; a community supported framework of open source technologies for digital repositories. In that time, Erin’s been involved in more than 40 different Islandora projects ranging from consulting, custom development, and data migrations. Prior to coming to discoverygarden inc., Erin graduated from the University of King’s College (BJH), worked as a broadcast journalist with CTV Globemedia, and graduated from the Dalhousie University School of Information Management (MLIS) where she won the Outstanding Service Award in 2011.

ben_rosner_headshot.jpgBen Rosner | Barnard College
Ben Rosner is the new Instructional Applications Developer at Barnard College. His work intersects with many of Barnard Library’s departments, especially the Archives. Since he began at Barnard in August 2015, Ben has been smitten by Islandora and has written a custom Islandora+Solr module, helped implement new functionality in close collaboration with archivists, and continually works with systems to upgrade and maintain the repository’s server. Ben previously worked at Adelphi University as the Senior Instructional Technologist in their teaching and learning center, and as an adjunct professor in the math and computer sciences departments and educational technology masters program. Ben holds an MA in Psychology from Adelphi.

Anne Karle-Zenith | Metropolitan New York Library Council
Anne Karle-Zenith is Digital Services Manager at the Metropolitan New York Library Council. Anne manages METRO’s digitization grant program, digital collection hosting service, and digitization and related services. She also serves as the regional liaison for institutions in New York City and Westchester County contributing to the Digital Public Library of America. Before joining METRO in 2012, Anne worked for six years at the University of Michigan Library, where she managed an IMLS grant-funded project to build a copyright review management system (CRMS) for works in the HathiTrust Digital Library. During her first three years at Michigan, she served as project coordinator for the UM/Google Books partnership to digitize the Library’s collections.

Henry Raine | New-York Historical Society
Henry Raine is the Director of Digital Projects and Library Technical Services at the New-York Historical Society, where he has worked since 1997 managing large-scale cataloging, archival processing, and digitization projects. He recently oversaw the migration of the library’s digital collections to Islandora and the development of the N-YHS Islandora site. Prior to working at the N-YHS, he held positions at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Library of New Zealand, and the Library of Congress. Active in several professional organizations, he was Chair of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries in 2010-2011 and served on the Board of Directors of the Ephemera Society of America from 2010 to 2015. He holds a BA in History from the University of Maryland, an MSLS from the Catholic University of America, and an MA in the History of Design from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum/Parsons School of Design.

robin_naughton_headshot.jpgRobin Naughton, PhD | The New York Academy of Medicine
Robin Naughton, PhD is Head of Digital for the New York Academy of Medicine Library. She manages the digital program for the library, including digitization efforts and library systems. Since starting in June 2015, she has worked on migrating the Library’s digital collections to Islandora and is in the early phases of development. Prior to joining the Academy, Dr. Naughton was a Digital Consultant in educational technology and has worked with LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, Oxford University Press, English Language Teaching, and Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. She has managed digital library migrations, interactive educational products (web & mobile) created for public and state libraries, the transition of print to eBooks, and eLearning courses. Dr. Naughton is a user-centered researcher focused on developing interactive systems that are useful, easy to use and enjoyable. She holds a PhD in Information Science from Drexel’s College of Computing and Informatics.


Chris Stanton | Metropolitan New York LIbrary Council

Chris Stanton is the Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), where he work on METRO's hosted digital collection service, Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York ( He is primarily responsible for all aspects of metadata creation and editing as well as facilitating the ingest of partner content into the repository. At METRO, Chris also facilitates the harvesting and ingestion of metadata records from libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions throughout New York State into the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN) repository for contribution to the Digital Public Library of America. Prior to joining METRO in 2014, Chris worked for four years as a Collection Description Librarian at the National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ). Prior to joining the NLNZ, he worked for two years at the OCLC Office of Research where he was responsible for supporting the F.A.S.T. (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) project. Chris holds an M.L.I.S. from Kent State University and a B.A. in History from Miami University.

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