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At Wayne State University, we are in the process of building a digital collections infrastructure using Fedora Commons to store our digital objects, Solr as our primary search mechanism, and a combination of HTML / CSS / Javascript for the front-end user interface. These components are “glued” together with a Python based server that handles search, limited management of objects, and other specific functions. The missing piece in our digital collections infrastructure is a robust, reliable, sustainable, and easy-to-use tool for managing our digital collections and objects in Fedora Commons and Solr. This lightning outlined and demonstrated a python based middleware we are creating for the management of our digital collections, and how we are integrating this tool with our extant metadata API.


Library and Information Science


Presentation at "Digital Preservation 2014", Washington DC.