Blacklight is an open source Solr user interface discovery platform. You can use Blacklight to enable searching and browsing of your collections. Blacklight uses the Apache Solr search engine to search full text and/or metadata. Blacklight has a highly configurable Ruby on Rails front-end. Blacklight was originally developed at the University of Virginia Library and is made public under an Apache 2.0 license.
- ruby v1.8.7 or higher
- java 1.5 or higher
- access to a command prompt on the machine to install
In addition, you must have the Bundler and Rails 3.0 gems installed. Other gem dependencies are defined in the blacklight.gemspec file and will be automatically loaded by Bundler.