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Archipelago Commons, or simply Archipelago, is an evolving Open Source Digital Objects Repository / DAM Server Architecture based on the popular CMS Drupal 10 and released under GPL V.3 License.

Archipelago is a mix of deeply integrated custom-coded Drupal modules (made with care by us, METRO's Digital Services Team and contributing colleagues in our shared field) and a curated and well-configured Drupal instance, running under a discrete and well-planned set of service containers.

To dive deeper into Archipelago, browse through some of our demo Digital Objects or select any of the pages from the Learn More menu above.

Archipelago's primary focus is to serve the greater GLAM community by providing a flexible, consistent, and unified way of describing, storing, linking, exposing metadata and media assets. We respect identities and existing workflows. We endeavor to design Archipelago in ways that empower communities of every size and shape.

Find information about getting involved and staying updated with Archipelago's supportive and caring Community here, and find a list of live METRO partner and community Archipelagos in the wild here.