The CDL Common Framework is an open, services-oriented technical architecture that provides an integrating framework for services related to digital libraries.  As a layered architecture, it aims to separate front-end tools from back-end services and from underlying data storage so that different components can be reused in multiple applications, reducing the time and money it takes to develop and maintain code.

To learn more about the Common Framework, see the web site on Inside CDL: [http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/common_framework/index.html]