Zentity – Repository software survey, March 2009


Name: Microsoft Research
Home Page URL: http://research.microsoft.com/
Type: Commercial
Other (Specify): -

Repository Software Product

Product Name: Zentity
Product URL: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/zentity/
Latest Version ID: V.1
Cost: Free

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 and manage all content types

Thumbnail Previews

Image Files: -
Video Files: -
PDF & Texts: -

User Interface Functions

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

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: Resource Type

Default Subject Classes

LoC Classification: -
LoC Subject Headings: -
DDC: -
UDC: -
Other: Defined by customer, & semantic relationships

News Feeds

Atom: Atom

User Validation

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

Statistical Reporting

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

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Operating Systems

Windows: Windows
Other: -


MySQL: -
Oracle: -
PostgreSQL: -
Sybase: -
Other: Other
Other (Specifics): MS SQL Server 2008

Scripting Languages

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

Metadata Formats

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

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: -

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

OAI-PMH: current standard
SWORD: current standard
RoMEO Integration: -
Other: AtomPub, RDFS, OAI-ORE

Administrators' Functions

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

Documentation & Help

Online Manual URL: -
Discussion List: http://community.research.microsoft.com/forums/90.aspx
Helpline Email: irplat@microsoft.com
Phone: -


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

Exemplar Repositories

1. Name: -
URL: -
2. Name: -
URL: -
3. Name: -
URL: -


: Name changed 20-May-2009. Previously: Research-Output Repository Platform

Zentity repositories in OpenDOAR

List of Repositories: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php?rSoftWareName=Zentity&format=titles&step=50
Worldwide Google Map: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php?rSoftWareName=Zentity&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 Microsoft Research in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.

March 2009