In this section, you will find installation instructions for Islandora, aimed at different use cases:
ISLE is a community developed open-source project that bundles the Islandora stack into a set of Docker images that are easy to install and update. ISLE allows for persistent customizations and provides a fully functioning Islandora platform for production, staging, and development digital repositories.
This documentation provides clear instructions on how to do the following types of installations and updates:
Demo ISLE Installation: Quickly learn how to use Docker to create a new Islandora platform on your personal computer. Use this to "kick the tires" on ISLE.
ISLE Installation: Follow these successive steps to create a complete workflow by installing ISLE on a Local personal computer, and then on Staging and Production environments. This workflow creates a production ready Islandora site and a workflow that supports updates, customization, and development. Additionally, you may choose to build this workflow for a New Islandora site or use this to Migrate your existing Islandora 7.x site.
- Update ISLE: Update your version of ISLE to the latest release and receive improvements and security updates.
ISLE releases monthly updates and posts Release Notes.
Please post questions to the public Islandora ISLE Google group, or subscribe to receive emails.
Traditional Islandora Installation Methods
- Manual Server Installation: suitable for full installations of Islandora in a development or production environment. Aimed at users with some technical experience.
- Manual Migration/Upgrade: suitable for existing Islandora installations, covering the migration or upgrade of each major component of an Islandora site: Drupal, Islandora Modules, and Fedora.
- Virtual Machine (Test/Demo): suitable for new users who want explore or experiment with Islandora, requiring minimal time and set-up. Aimed at a general audience.
Notes on known issues and improvements in the latest release and canonical links to download each module.