UMKC Digital Special Collections is built upon the Islandora open-source software framework. Islandora combines Drupal (content management system), Fedora (digital asset management architecture), and Solr (enterprise search platform) to provide a comprehensive platform for managing, delivering, and accessing digitized materials. UMKC Digital Special Collections is maintained in collaboration with the MERLIN Digital Projects Committee, which provides oversight for digital projects among the four campus libraries of the University of Missouri. Development of UMKC Digital Special Collections is made possible by a grant provided by the Martha Jane Starr Field of Interest Committee. Programming support is provided by Discovery Garden, Inc. and the University of Missouri Library Systems Office.