Merritt is a repository service and curation environment for storage and preservation of digital objects, provided by the California Digital Library. Merritt can be used to manage, archive, and share content. It can provide significant features for a digital object:
- permanent storage
- access via persistent URLs
- tools for long term management
- easy-to-use interface for deposits and udpates
Merritt is built upon micro-services, which are independent yet interoperable set of functions that together, combine to form the technical infrastructure of a digital preservation repository. These micro-services are meant to be small and modular, and easy to develop, deploy, maintain, and if needed, replace. The complex function of a digital repository emerges from the interaction of the micro-services. More background, and specifications of individual micro-services, can be found at the Curation wiki:
The Merritt Repository Service is provided by the University of California Curation Center (UC3), part of the California Digital Library. The primary audience for the service is the students, staff and faculty memberss of the University of California (UC), and is also available to researchers and organizations outside of UC. UC researchers are using Merritt to fulfill data management and sharing requirements for NSF and NIH grants.