CONTENTdm – Repository software survey, March 2009


Name: OCLC (UK) Ltd
Home Page URL:
Type: Not-for-profit
Other (Specify): -

Repository Software Product

Product Name: CONTENTdm
Product URL:
Latest Version ID: Version 5
Cost: Commercial

Supported Item Types (Storage and rendition)

Documents (pdf, doc, ppt,...): current standard
Images (jpeg, gif, png,...): current standard
Video (mpeg, avi,...): current standard
Audio (mp3, wav,...): current standard
Learning objects (scorm,...): future standard
Other: -
Other (specifics): -

Thumbnail Previews

Image Files: current standard
Video Files: current standard
PDF & Texts: current standard

User Interface Functions

End-user Deposition: current standard
Built-in PDF Making: current standard
Multi-language Support: current standard

Advanced Searching

Field-specific: Field-specific
Boolean logic: Boolean logic
Sorting options: Sorting options

Browse View Options

Author: Author
Academic Unit: Academic Unit
Subjects: Subjects
Year: Year
Title: Title
Collections: -
Other: -

Default Subject Classes

LoC Classification: -
LoC Subject Headings: -
DDC: -
UDC: -
Other: see List, administrator defined controlled vocabularies

News Feeds

RSS: -
Atom: -

User Validation

Registration Required: current optional
LDAP Authentication: current optional
Athens Authentication: current optional
Shiboleth Authentication: current optional

Statistical Reporting

Top Downloads: current standard
Count of Full Records: current standard

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Operating Systems

Windows: Windows
Other: -


MySQL: -
Oracle: -
PostgreSQL: -
Sybase: -
Other: Other
Other (Specifics): XML/Text based database

Scripting Languages

JavaScript: -
Other: -
Other (Specifics): -

Metadata Formats

Dublin Core: Dublin Core
Qualified DC: Qualified DC
Other: VRA Core

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: -

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

OAI-PMH: current standard
RoMEO Integration: -
Other: Z39.50

Administrators' Functions

Bulk Import: current standard
Bulk Export: current standard
Cover Sheet Generation: -
Customisable Workflow: current standard

Documentation & Help

Online Manual URL: (password protected User Support Centre)
Discussion List: Open to current licensees only
Helpline Email:
Phone: 0121 456 4656


Training: Training
Consultancy: Consultancy
Site Visits: Site Visits
Other: -

Exemplar Repositories

1. Name: Warwick University Library Marandet Collection
2. Name: University of Utah USpace
3. Name: Oregon Health & Science University Theses & Dissertations


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CONTENTdm repositories in OpenDOAR

List of Repositories:
Worldwide Google Map:


  • Current - Features in the product version that users can download/install and use today.
  • Future - Features that are currently undergoing testing or are planned for a future version.
  • Standard - Features that come "out of the box" and whose removal or disabling would require special effort.
  • Optional - Features that come as part of the normal package but which users must install or enable if they want them.
  • 3rd Party - Features that can be provided using software or add-ins from third party suppliers.
  • [blank] - The product does not have the relevant feature.

The information in this data sheet has been provided by OCLC (UK) Ltd in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.

March 2009