Website Technical Details
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center employs a variety of open-source, proprietary, and locally-developed software to support workflows, deliver content via DigitalNC.org, and share data. For locally-developed resources that may be of use to the larger community, please visit NCDHC on Github.
DigitalNC.org is built on three self-hosted software packages that exchange information via APIs:
- WordPress (www.digitalnc.org)
Hosting and delivery of blog, information pages, cross-collection searching and management of program-wide data: contributors, counties, titles, collections, and exhibits.
- CONTENTdm (library.digitalnc.org)
Hosting and delivery of non-newspaper digitized content. A few types of content (yearbooks, moving images) are hosted by the Internet Archive and delivered via CONTENTdm.
- Chronam (newspapers.digitalnc.org)
Hosting and delivery of newspaper content.
DigitalNC.org also uses Disqus to manage comments across WordPress and CONTENTdm content.
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center maintains an instance of REPOX to aggregate data for inclusion in the Digital Public Library of America. For more about the NCDHC’s role as a DPLA service hub, see this page.