EPrints – Repository software survey, November 2010


Name: University of Southampton
Home Page URL: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/
Type: Academic
Other (Specify): -

Repository Software Product

Product Name: EPrints
Product URL: http://www.eprints.org/software/
Latest Version ID
(October 2010)
License Cost: Free
Product Type: Software


Free (community) Support: Free - community
Free (direct) Support: -
Not-for-profit Paid Support: -
Commercial Paid Support: Commercial
Update Cost (minor revisions): Free
Update Cost (major revisions): 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 3rd party
Other: -
Other (specifics): -

Metadata Formats

Dublin Core: Dublin Core
Qualified DC: -
Other: BibTeX, DIDL, EndNote, JSON, MODS, CSV, ORE, OpenURL, RDF, Refer, RefMan, XML

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: -
Multi-language Support: current standard

Format conversion

Convert To PDF: future optional
To PDF from: -
Convert To PDF-A: -
To PDF-A from: -
Convert To XML: -
To XML from: -

Advanced Searching

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

Browse View Options

Author: Author
Academic Unit: Academic Unit
Subjects: Subjects
Year: Year
Title: -
Collections: -
Other: configurable by any field

Default Subject Classes

LoC Classification: LoC Classification
LoC Subject Headings: -
DDC: -
UDC: -
Controlled Vocabularies: -
Other: 3rd party classifications available


Atom: Atom
Twitter: -
Other Syndication Options: -

User Validation

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

Web 2.0

Tagging: current 3rd party
Comments: current 3rd party
Ratings: -
Reviews: -
Bookmarks: -
Share this...: -
Other Web 2.0 Details: -

Statistical Reporting

Top Downloads: current 3rd party
Count of Full Records: current standard

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Operating Systems

Windows: Windows
Mac OS X: MacOS
Other: -


Oracle: Oracle
PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL
Microsoft SQL Server: -
Cloud Storage: Cloud
Other: -
Other (Specifics): -

Scripting Languages

Java: -
PHP: -
JavaScript: JavaScript
Other: XSLT

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: -

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

OAI-PMH: current standard
OAI-ORE: current standard
SWORD: current standard
SWAP: current standard
RDF: current standard
RoMEO Integration: current 3rd party
OAI-PMH Harvesting: -
Other: -

Administrators' Functions

Bulk Import: current standard
Bulk Export: current standard
Cover Sheet Generation: current 3rd party
Customisable Workflow: current standard

Documentation & Help

Online Manual URL: http://wiki.eprints.org/
Discussion List: http://www.eprints.org/tech.php/
Helpline Email: -
Phone: -


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

Exemplar Repositories

1. Name: ECS EPrints Repository
URL: http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/
2. Name: EdShare
URL: http://www.edshare.soton.ac.uk/
3. Name: UAL Research Online
URL: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/


: -

EPrints repositories in OpenDOAR

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

Note on Fedora. Fedora is a toolkit that provides an architecture for the development of repository software and not a repository package as such. This is reflected in the answers to some questions. See the Fedora Remarks for more details.

Note on hosted services. While hosted services are built on particular technologies they do not in general expose these technologies to the end user. This will be refelected in the answers to 'platform' based questions

The information in this data sheet has been provided by University of Southampton in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.