Open Repository Solutions
development + consulting

Our Philosophy

Commitment to Open Access
Open Access to scholarly and archival information drives creativity, advances critical research, and helps communities thrive. In collaboration with libraries, we seek to make digitized and born-digital cultural heritage and scholarly information discoverable, accessible, and reusable on the web. We extend that philosophy to our approach to building and maintaining open source repositories. Our clients retain full control of their collections—no lock-ins, no proprietary solutions.

Investment in Open Source, Community-Owned Infrastructure
We believe open source software best embodies and advances the interests of cultural heritage institutions. We actively participate in open source communities, contributing our knowledge, expertise, and code to support a vibrant ecosystem of infrastructure solutions for the library, archives, and museum community. We are proud to be partner-level members of the Islandora Foundation and Certified Fedora Contributors.

Holistic Service Model
We deliver a full suite of services: robust software tailored to meet your needs, along with strategic consulting services that help you maximize your collections’ impact. We combine experience developing Open Source digital repository infrastructure with expertise in information architecture, metadata modelling, user experience, needs assessment, and strategic planning.

Learn more about our software and consulting services.


Custom Repository Solutions

Our process always includes a robust discovery phase to uncover the true requirements for a project, ensuring a seamless transition for our client’s collections.

Architecture & Implementation

  • Metadata audits
  • Metadata mapping
  • Data modeling
  • Repository configuration
  • Content migration
  • Custom development

Design & Theming

  • Collaborative exploration
  • Style guide design
  • Custom theming
  • Training and onboarding

Support & Maintenance

  • Security updates
  • Systems upkeep
  • Analytics & metrics
  • Managed hosting
  • OAI-PMH integration

Our Clients

We are proud to collaborate with some of the finest academic and cultural institutions in the United States, including:

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Meet The Team

We bring years of experience with Islandora, Fedora and other open-source softwares, allowing us to build it right the first time.


Noah Smith

CEO + Founder


Derek Merleaux

Senior Consultant and Project Manager


Dara Virks

Senior Technical Project Manager


Patrick Dunlavey

Senior Digital Repository Developer


Gavin Morris

Systems / Maintenance Team Lead


Don Richards

Senior Digital Repository Developer

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Hertzel Armengol

Senior Digital Repository Developer


Jocelyn Cozzo

Senior Digital Repository Developer