Alliance Digital Repository Timeline

October 2006

Alliance Board of Directors votes to fund a 20-month start-up period for the Alliance Digital Repository.


October 2006 to June 2007

Alliance staff and members plan, develop, purchase hardware for, and launch the first version of the repository service using Fedora Commons and Fez open source repository software.


June 2007

The Alliance releases a beta version of the new repository service for member libraries to test and evaluate. ADR Beta is available through December 2007.


September 2007

ADR Services finalizes the first version of the ADR policies, which are approved by Member Council and the Board of Directors.


March 2008
The ADR moves out of beta and production sites are launched for Alliance members.


July 2008
Beginning in July 2008 (FY 2009), the repository becomes fully funded by member assessments.


March 2009
ADR servers and hardware are moved to a secure off-site collocation facility at a member university.


July 2010
ADR members decide to migrate from Fez to Islandora, a open-source Drupal-based management and access layer for Fedora Commons.


September – December 2010
ADR participates in pilot projects with Discovery Garden, Inc and DuraCloud.


January 2011 – April 2012
Discovery Garden and ADR Services develop the new platform on Islandora and migrate content from the previous system.


April - June 2012

Member Islandora sites are launched.


June - August 2013

ADR staff migrate the repository's hardware infrastructure to save costs and position the repository for future growth.