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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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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey1 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Robert Tansley Contributor
Christopher Gutteridge Maintainer
Mike Jewell Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
User, DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/eprints-tech
DeveloperBug Trackinghttp://trac.eprints.org/eprints

Software prerequisites

Required to useUnicode_String
Required to useMySQL
Required to usewget
Required to usePerl (with additional module Data_ShowTable)
Required to usetar and unzip
Required to useDBI
Required to useMsql-Mysql Module
Required to useXML_Parser
Required to useMIME_Base64
Required to useApache (with mod_perl)

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


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