I'm kind of fond of Acumen: 

It automagically indexes whatever we place in the web directories, if
they have XML metadata. Easy in, easy out, easy modification. Content is
accessible via web directories, for anyone who wants to use it for
remixing (add /content/ after the base URL and you can wander to your
heart's content). The system uses the file names to infer relationships
(between pages, items, collections, types of content), and we leveraged
the file system itself to create order so we didn't have to package
complex things in METS. Metadata, transcripts, documentation are stored
at the level to which they apply, and content is hierarchically
arranged. SOLR searching, OAI compatible. Scalable and low cost. 

Would love to have others help us develop it. 


Jody L. DeRidder
Head, Metadata & Digital Services
University of Alabama Libraries
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone: 205.348.0511

"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who
dare to make dreams into reality." --Jonas Salk

On 2016-02-27 15:26, Matt Sherman wrote: 

> Hi all,
> I am asking about interesting digital collection tech due to some personal
> research I am doing. I have looked a bunch of digital collection sites
> lately and outside of NYPL < [1]>, I have
> mostly seen bland, non-responsive but functional CONTENTdm sites or old
> late 90s early 2000s static HTML exhibit sites. Given the kind of web
> tools and UX methods we have now I am curious if people can point me to, or
> tell me about, more interesting user friendly designs/systems? I see talk
> of responsive design and data interoperability via OAI-PMH and APIs, but I
> must be looking in the wrong places as I am seeing very little evidence of
> it being put into action. If anyone can point me to more interesting
> pastures I would appreciate it.
> Matt Sherman