Digital Commons – Repository software survey, March 2009


Name: Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress)
Home Page URL:
Type: Commercial
Other (Specify): -

Repository Software Product

Product Name: Digital Commons
Product URL:
Latest Version ID: -
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,...): -
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: -

Advanced Searching

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

Browse View Options

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

Default Subject Classes

LoC Classification: -
LoC Subject Headings: -
DDC: -
UDC: -
Other: Discipline taxonomy

News Feeds

Atom: -

User Validation

Registration Required: current standard
LDAP Authentication: current standard
Athens Authentication: -
Shiboleth Authentication: future standard

Statistical Reporting

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

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Operating Systems

Windows: -
Other: Hosted Service


MySQL: -
Oracle: -
PostgreSQL: -
Sybase: -
Other: -
Other (Specifics): Hosted Service

Scripting Languages

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

Metadata Formats

Dublin Core: Dublin Core
Qualified DC: Qualified DC
Other: -

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: Digital Commons is a hosted platform

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

OAI-PMH: current standard
SWORD: future standard
RoMEO Integration: -
Other: -

Administrators' Functions

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

Documentation & Help

Online Manual URL: -
Discussion List: -
Helpline Email: -
Phone: -


Training: -
Consultancy: -
Site Visits: -
Other: This is a hosting service

Exemplar Repositories

1. Name: Sheffield Hallam University
2. Name: California State University CalPoly
3. Name: University of Nebraska


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Digital Commons 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 Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.

March 2009