Archipelago Commons is entirely open source. You are encouraged to extend and configure it in any way you like.
If you don't have the bandwidth to do so, we can help. This project was born at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, where we offer a variety of hosted options and support services. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Select list of METRO-supported Archipelagos:
- Archipelago Playground
- METRO's public Archipelago playground to experiment, try things out, break and reconstruct. You can request an account here: https://play.archipelago.nyc/user/register.
- Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY) *migration to Archipelago began Spring 2021
- Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative (EADC) Finding Aid Toolkit
- Supported in partnership with the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC)
- Olin College Library Pheonix Files
- New York State COVID-19 Personal History Initiative
- Web Archives Interest Group
Get Involved & Stay Updated
We invite you to share your questions, use cases, and ideas in the Archipelago Google Groups forum.
Another way to interact with us is to visit, subscribe to, and participate in our various active GitHub repositories, where you can always find us writing code and constantly improving Archipelago. The following repositories are dedicated to covering one part of Archipelago's functionality:
- Strawberryfield (Metadata processing, persistence, mangling + smashing and event services)
- Format Strawberryfield (Showing your (meta)data and media to the world)
- Webform Strawberryfield (Adding data to your Archipelago using customizable webforms)
- Strawberry Runners (provides a set of post processing capabilities)
- Archipelago Multi-Importer (module for batch/bulk/mass ingests/updates/removals of Archipelago digital objects and collections)
- Archipelago Deployment (for local deployments via Docker)
- Archipelago Deployment Live (Cloud / Local production ready Archipelago Deployment using Docker / Kubernetes)
Archipelago welcomes and appreciates any type of contribution, from use cases and needs, questions, documentation, devops and configuration and -- of course -- code, fixes, or new features. To make the process less painful, we recommend you first to read our documentation and deploy a local instance. After that please follow this set of guidelines to help you get started.
Archipelago Commons is supported by the following Advisory Board:
- Zachary Spalding, South Eastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC)
- Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Writer, Artist and Educator
- Tim Spindler, Long Island Libraries Resource Council (LILRC)
- Benjamin J. Armintor, Columbia University
- Marii Nydrop, New York University
- Sophie Glidden Lyon, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
- Josh Hadro, International Image InteroperabilityFramework (IIIF)
- Henry Raine, New York Historical Society
- Hillel Arnold, Rockefeller Archive Center
- Esther Jackson, New York Botanical Garden
- Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Library
- Nadine Sergejeff, Newark Public Library
- Sumitra Duncan, Frick Art Reference Library