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Online information archiving system

EPrints is an online archiving system. Documents are stored in any format as well as in more than one document format. The archive can handle related fields; the administrator decides what fields to use for each document. Users can also view and search the archive through a configurable, extendable subject hierarchy . The software automatically performs data integrity checks. Some "stub" routines let individual sites add their own integrity checks. Documents are submitted through a Web-based interface, and uploaded as files, in a compressed bundled file (such as a .zip file), or automatically mirrored from another site by specifying a URL. Users subscribe either as authors or readers, via the Web or email. Authors have associated metadata. Submitted papers are entered directly or through a moderation process. This is done through the Web, as is most normal maintenance.


See the EPrints Manual and Training Materials for documentation.

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Download version 3.3.15 (stable)
released on 18 December 2015

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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey1 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Christopher Gutteridge Maintainer
Mike Jewell Contributor
Robert Tansley Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
User, Developer Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer Bug Tracking

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use wget
Required to use Perl (with additional module Data_ShowTable)
Required to use tar and unzip
Required to use DBI
Required to use Msql-Mysql Module
Required to use XML_Parser
Required to use MIME_Base64
Required to use Apache (with mod_perl)
Required to use Unicode_String
Required to use MySQL

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 September 2016.


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