The Samvera framework uses the best of current repository, search, and user-interface technologies. The separation of data and display, within the Samvera framework, promotes flexibility and extensibility.
Within the Samvera framework, one “body” — the digital repository — supports multiple “heads” or tailored, content type-specific applications.
The Samvera framework is architected to extend features based on specific concerns and use-cases. Established features with long-term community commitment are available, such as:
- Browse Everything allows your rails application to access user files from cloud storage, such as Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive, Box, and a server-side directory share
- LDP provides a Linked Data Platform and allows publication of RDF data
The agile and collaborative nature of the Samvera Community also enables experimentation with cutting-edge extensions, which can be added to address unique needs, explore usefulness and possibilities, and eventually gain community commitment.