Islandora is a completely free open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage and discover digital assets using a best practice framework.  Islandora is implemented and supported by an ever-growing international community.

Built on a base of Drupal, Fedora, and Solr, Islandora's flexibility empowers users to work with a huge variety of data types (such as image, video, and pdf) and knowledge domains (such as Chemistry and the Digital Humanities) and provides integration with additional viewers, editors, and data processing applications.

Islandora has out-of-the-box support for:
Any Digital File Type
Batch Ingest and Migrations
Faceted Searching
Flexible Metadata
Flexible Storage
JSON-LD Serialization
Linked Data
Multilingual Content and Interface
Usage Statistics

Additionally, you can extend Islandora using any of the hundreds of modules built by the Drupal community.

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The Islandora Foundation

The Islandora Foundation is a federally incorporated, community-driven soliciting non-profit operating under Corporation Number 848647-6. Our mission is to steward the Islandora software platform and the community that develops and supports it.


Islandora and all of its components are completely free to use.

Get Started

Try out Islandora, browse our documentation, and download the version that best suits your needs.


Participate in Islandora events and user groups to expand your skills and share your experience. Connect with new partners and colleagues.


Take an active role in our open source community and help to make Islandora even better.


From user documentation and community support to trusted vendors, we have the resources to help you make the most of Islandora.

Islandora Open Meeting: January 28, 2021

We will be holding another open drop-in session on January 28th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Eastern. Full details, and the Zoom link to join, are in this Google doc. The meeting is free form, with experienced Islandora 8 users on hand to answer questions or give demos on request. Please drop in at any time during the four-hour window.

Registration is not required. If you would like a calendar invite as a reminder, please let us know at

Drupal 9: We Did It.

Just before the holiday break, a brave handful of devs adventured through terrifying dependency chains and deprecations to bring Islandora on Drupal 9 to us all. There were many twists, turns, and bumps in the road, but in the end, they pulled it off. Islandora is now compatible with both Drupal 8 and 9! In fact, as an outcome of this sprint, is now running on Drupal 9 in the wild.  Oh, and did we mention that it's kind of a multi-site?

New Member: Masaryk University

The Islandora Foundation is very pleased to welcome a new member: Masaryk University in Czech Republic. Islandora is a broadly international project, and we are grateful for the support from this fourth European member-supporter of our non-profit organization.