Islandora Migration Update

This migration update provides existing Collection Managers and others with information about the migration of PA Photos and Documents from CONTENTdm to Islandora.

Access the Collection Readiness Status file, watch the migration video, and more
Access the webinar convened on December 3, 2018, regarding the migration from CONTENTdm to Islandora, the webinar PowerPoint slides, and the Collection Readiness file. (If you need the password, please contact HSLC support.)

Moratorium Notice
Ingestion of collections and content in CONTENTdm will cease December 14, 2018.

When can new collections be added into Islandora?

  • New collections from new and current participants will be accepted into Islandora after November 1, 2019.
  • Current participants should continue to use the online application form for digital collections.
  • New participants will need to submit a POWER Library PA Photos and Documents Application.
  • Please keep digitizing and preparing collections!
  • Can use spreadsheets to document metadata offline.

Migration Timeline

  • December 2018
    • Assessment
    • Installation (Preparation of Islandora servers)
    • Collections Assessment
  • December 2018 – January 2019
    • Migration of collections ready to migrate
  • December 2018 – August 2019
    • Collection Remediation
  • January 2019
    • PA Digital Harvest from CONTENTdm
  • February – June 2019
    • HSLC tests collection conversion and migration tools via demo server
  • April 2019
    • Spring Training (3 locations) – Islandora training
  • May – September 2019
    • Migration of collections with limited remediation required
  • June 2019
    • Islandora Training (Norristown, PA)
    • PA Digital Harvest from CONTENTdm
  • Beginning June 2019
    • Migration of collections requiring extended remediation
  • Beginning July 2019
    • Migration of 3rd Phase collections requiring extensive remediation
  • September 2019
    • PA Digital Harvest from CONTENTdm and Islandora
  • November 1, 2019
    • NEW collections will be accepted into Islandora
  • January 2020
    • Go Live (Soft Launch)
  • First Quarter 2020
    • CONTENTdm Server Sunset

Please contact HSLC Support with any questions.