Technical Investigation - Fedora Commons
See http://fedora-commons.org/ for a formal description of Fedora Commons.
Fedora Commons runs as a set of webapps under Tomcat with additional scripts and configuration residing outside of the tomcat directory.
- Flexible repository
- Disseminators that operate on content when requested via REST interface
Hydra is "an end-to-end, flexible, extensible, workflow-driven, Fedora application kit" and "provides a toolkit of reusable components that can be combined and configured in different arrays to meet a diversity of content management needs".
The Hydra stack includes Fedora, Solr, Blacklight, and plugins for integration. Blacklight and some of the plugins are built on top of the ruby-on-rails framework.
See a Hydrangea instance on taiko: http://taiko.dlib.indiana.edu:3000/
https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DEV/WGBH+Boston+-+media+archives - FedoraCommons wiki space with a focus on video content