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Scholar@UC is a digital repository that enables the University of Cincinnati community to share its research and scholarly work with a worldwide audience. Faculty and staff can use Scholar@UC to collect their work in one location and create a durable and citeable record of their papers, presentations, publications, datasets, or other scholarly creations.

Scholar@UC uses Samvera's Hyrax gem. The source for UC's Hyrax-based app can be found at

The Univeristy of Cincinnati's implementation of Scholar@UC can be found at

Installing the Scholar@UC application

Option #1: Run Scholar@UC in your local Rails environment

Install system dependencies

***Our Hyrax 7.x based app requires the following software to work:

  • Solr version >= 5.x (tested up to 6.2.0)
  • Fedora Commons digital repository version >= 4.5.1 (tested up to 4.6.0)
  • A SQL RDBMS (MySQL, PostgreSQL), though note that SQLite will be used by default if you're looking to get up and running quickly
    • libmysqlclient-dev (if running MySQL as RDBMS)
    • libsqlite3-dev (if running SQLite as RDBMS)
  • Redis, a key-value store
  • ImageMagick with JPEG-2000 support
  • FITS version 0.8.x (0.8.5 is known to be good)
  • LibreOffice
  1. Clone this repository: git clone ./path/to/local
    • Note: Solr will not run properly if there are spaces in any of the directory names above it
      (e.g. /user/my apps/scholar_uc/)
  2. Change to the application's directory: e.g. cd ./path/to/local
  3. Make sure you are on the develop branch: git checkout develop
  4. Copy the sample files: script/
  5. Install bundler (if needed): gem install bundler
  6. Run bundler: bundle install
  7. Start fedora: fcrepo_wrapper -p 8984
  8. Start solr: solr_wrapper -d solr/config/ --collection_name hydra-development
  9. Start redis: redis-server
  10. Run the database migrations: bundle exec rake db:migrate
  11. Start the rails server: rails server
  12. Visit the site at [http://localhost:3000] (http://localhost:3000)

Running the Tests

bundle exec rake spec

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