By adopting an agile development approach and working in partnership with the Hydra open source community, Fulcrum is responsive to the changing needs of digital scholars.
Built on research university library infrastructure specifically designed to curate digital objects, Fulcrum is a trusted steward committed to preservation and stability.
Interoperable with other publishing tools and integrated into the information supply chain, Fulcrum ensures that content is discovered by readers and impact is tracked.
A rich integration of digital objects with books
Fulcrum Scholar is a hosting environment with intuitive workflows that allow publishers to present collections of content with either public or restricted access. It is built on open source software developed within the Hydra/Fedora framework, widely used by libraries for repository development because of its stability and flexibility.
Fulcrum Services provides a range of consultancy and web-based services for publishers wishing to present their digital scholarship projects through Fulcrum Scholar that extends beyond a basic self-managed implementation. These range from set up of branded collections associated with a particular title to full-service custom publishing solutions for an entire publishing list.
Fulcrum is being developed by a group of campus-based publishers working closely with disciplinary faculty and information science specialists who recognize the changing nature of scholarly publishing in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. Initial development has been supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and implemented by the University of Michigan Library and Press working with partners from Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern, and Penn State universities. Read more...