EQUELLA – Repository software survey, March 2009


Name: The Learning Edge Europe
Home Page URL: http://www.equella.com/
Type: Commercial
Other (Specify): -

Repository Software Product

Product Name: EQUELLA
Product URL: http://www.equella.com/
Latest Version ID: Version 4.0
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,...): current standard
Other: current standard
Other (specifics): Can store & manage all content types

Thumbnail Previews

Image Files: current standard
Video Files: current 3rd party
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: Collections
Other: Configurable. Any field can be used for browsing

Default Subject Classes

LoC Classification: -
LoC Subject Headings: -
DDC: -
UDC: -
Other: Supports any user-defined controlled vocabulary or taxonomy

News Feeds

Atom: Atom

User Validation

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

Statistical Reporting

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

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Operating Systems

Windows: Windows
Other: Hosting options available


MySQL: -
Oracle: Oracle
PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL
Sybase: -
Other: -
Other (Specifics): MS SQL Server. Hosting options

Scripting Languages

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

Metadata Formats

Dublin Core: Dublin Core
Qualified DC: Qualified DC
Other: Can hold any metadata format

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: -

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

OAI-PMH: current standard
SWORD: future standard
SWAP: future optional
RoMEO Integration: -
Other: Z39.50, SRW, WebDAV

Administrators' Functions

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

Documentation & Help

Online Manual URL: -
Discussion List: -
Helpline Email: info@equella.com
Phone: +44 (0) 7919 592 066


Training: Training
Consultancy: Consultancy
Site Visits: Site Visits
Other: Our team offers installation, data migration, project management, hosting, etc

Exemplar Repositories

1. Name: The Orange Grove
URL: http://florida.theorangegrove.org/
2. Name: -
URL: -
3. Name: -
URL: -


: Road Shows and Webinars schedule in the UK, please contact us for further details

EQUELLA repositories in OpenDOAR

List of Repositories: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php?rSoftWareName=EQUELLA&format=titles&step=50
Worldwide Google Map: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php?rSoftWareName=EQUELLA&format=gmap


  • 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 The Learning Edge Europe in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.

March 2009