EQUELLA Repository – Repository software survey, November 2010


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

Repository Software Product

Product Name: EQUELLA Repository
Product URL: http://www.equella.com
Latest Version ID
(October 2010)
License Cost: Commercial
Product Type: Software


Free (community) Support: -
Free (direct) Support: -
Not-for-profit Paid Support: -
Commercial Paid Support: -
Update Cost (minor revisions): With license
Update Cost (major revisions): With license

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: -
Other (specifics): See remarks

Metadata Formats

Dublin Core: Dublin Core
Qualified DC: Qualified DC
Other: can hold any Metadata format incl. SCORM and LOM IEEE (flexible)

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: current standard
To PDF from: From lesson plans to a variety of image formats.
Convert To PDF-A: current standard
To PDF-A from: -
Convert To XML: current standard
To XML from: This is the native format

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: -
Collections: Collections
Other: Configurable. Any field can be used for browsing

Default Subject Classes

LoC Classification: -
LoC Subject Headings: -
DDC: -
Controlled Vocabularies: -
Other: Supports any user-defined controlled vocabulary or (external as well) taxonomy


Atom: Atom
Twitter: -
Other Syndication Options: -

User Validation

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

Web 2.0

Tagging: current standard
Comments: current standard
Ratings: current standard
Reviews: current standard
Bookmarks: current standard
Share this...: current standard
Other Web 2.0 Details: -

Statistical Reporting

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

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Operating Systems

Windows: Windows
Mac OS X: -
Other: -


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

Scripting Languages

Java: Java
JavaScript: JavaScript
Other: -

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: -

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

OAI-PMH: current standard
OAI-ORE: current standard
SWORD: current standard
SWAP: current optional
RDF: current optional
RoMEO Integration: current standard
OAI-PMH Harvesting: current standard
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: http://support.thelearningedge.com.au
Discussion List: http://equellacommunity.com
Helpline Email: support@equella.com
Phone: -


Training: Training
Consultancy: Consultancy
Site Visits: Site Visits
Other: skinning, pre- implementation analysis, project mgt,

Exemplar Repositories

1. Name: RADAR at Oxford Bookes
URL: http://radar.brookes.ac.uk/radar/access/home.do
2. Name: Florida State
URL: http://florida.theorangegrove.org/og/access/home.do
3. Name: Content without Borders
URL: http://oer.equella.com/access/home.do


: The EQUELLA Digital Repository is a flexible digital library capable of storing, managing and creating a variety of custom item types and associated attachments or digital objects. Electronic resources within the repository can be simple descriptive text, Research Outcomes, Learning Objects (IMS, SCORM and METS packages), images, sounds, videos, PDFs, MS Word(tm) documents, ZIP files, web pages, journal articles, book chapters, links to items, file and web pages, and much more.

EQUELLA is used by school networks, FE colleges, universities and regions. Research, Teaching & Learning, Exam papers, Theses are all part of the environment. Content on iTunesU and YouTube can be federated. EQUELLA can be installed locally or hosted in combination with Moodle at ULCC or MoodleRooms

EQUELLA Repository repositories in OpenDOAR

List of Repositories: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php?rSoftWareName=EQUELLA+Repository&format=titles&step=50
Worldwide Google Map: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php?rSoftWareName=EQUELLA+Repository&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 EQUELLA from The Learning Edge in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.