VITAL – Repository software survey, March 2009

Organisation/Company

Name: VTLS Inc.
Home Page URL: http://www.vtls.com/
Type: Commercial
Other (Specify): -

Repository Software Product

Product Name: VITAL
Product URL: http://www.vtls.com/products/vital
Latest Version ID: 4.0.2
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 3rd party
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 3rd party
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: As defined by customer.

News Feeds

RSS: RSS
Atom: Atom

User Validation

Registration Required: current optional
LDAP Authentication: current standard
Athens Authentication: -
Shiboleth Authentication: current 3rd party

Statistical Reporting

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

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Operating Systems

LINUX: LINUX
UNIX: UNIX
SOLARIS: SOLARIS
Windows: -
Other: -

Databases

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

Scripting Languages

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

Metadata Formats

Dublin Core: Dublin Core
Qualified DC: Qualified DC
METS: METS
MARC: MARC
Other: EAD, TEI

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: -

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

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

Administrators' Functions

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

Documentation & Help

Online Manual URL: http://hecate.vtls.com/customers/vital/index.shtml
Discussion List: http://vitalusers.wikidot.com/home
Helpline Email: hotline@vtlseurope.com
Phone: +34934872394

Services

Training: Training
Consultancy: Consultancy
Site Visits: Site Visits
Other: Installation, data conversion

Exemplar Repositories

1. Name: The National Library of Wales
URL: http://cat.llgc.org.uk/cgi-bin/gw/chameleon?lng=en
2. Name: Duke Medicine Digital Repository
URL: http://medspace.mc.duke.edu:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository
3. Name: University of Mary Washington
URL: http://archive.umw.edu:8080/vital/access/manager/Index

Remarks

: For the National Library of Wales the link to the VITAL Repository is still not active.

VITAL repositories in OpenDOAR

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

Notes

  • 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 VTLS Inc. in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.

March 2009