Penrose Library at Whitman College uses an Islandora 7 front-end for its Fedora 3 repository. ARMINDA hosts 3 TB of materials including student honors theses, syllabi and course work from Whitman classes, archival photograph and manuscript collections, digitized student newspapers, and oral histories. Penrose Library currently hosts its repository and digital collections on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the repository is maintained by vendor Born Digital. Internally, the digital collections are supported by a metadata librarian and systems librarian; the Library does not have an in-house developer. Whitman College is part of the Islandora Collaboration Group (ICG), a consortium of colleges and universities that supports members through development, resource pooling, and advocacy. Alzada Tipton, Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Whitman, notes in her letter of commitment: “Our colleagues at ICG schools and in the wider Islandora community who also all face similar migration processes, stand to benefit very materially from our participation, as the documentation we will help to produce and the experience we will be able to share will be instrumental in their ability to also navigate the transition to a new system.” 


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