Culture Grid is based around K-Int’s Open Data Aggregator product (ODA). By exposing standards based machine APIs for both ingest and dissemination ODA allows a wider range of digital content to be stored and accessed. The Culture Grid platform will be supported and enhanced over the next year to facilitate this.
In June 2010 the a new front end website for Culture Grid, including an enhanced search interface, was developed by Gooii Ltd using the SOLR Search API. In parallel with this, the platform was also used as the national data aggregator for supplying UK content to Europeana.