Repositories Support Project

 

Repository software survey, November 2010

Product Comparison Table

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Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
License Cost: Commercial Commercial Commercial Free Free Commercial Free Free Free Commercial Free
Product Type: Software Hosted service Software Software Software Software Software Software Software Hosted service Software

Support

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

Supported Item Types (Storage and rendition)

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
Documents (pdf, doc, ppt,...): current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard
Images (jpeg, gif, png,...): current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard
Video (mpeg, avi,...): current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard
Audio (mp3, wav,...): current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard
Learning objects (scorm,...): future standard current standard - current standard current 3rd party current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current optional
Other: - Digital Commons stores and makes available for download any discrete file type Can store & manage all content types Can store & manage all content types - See remarks Fedora can store manage all item types. Rendition will depend on the user interface utilised in conjunction with Fedora Can store & manage all content types all item types supported Can store & manage all content types Flexible content type definitions

Metadata Formats

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
Dublin Core: Dublin Core Dublin Core Dublin Core Dublin Core Dublin Core Dublin Core Dublin Core Dublin Core Dublin Core Dublin Core Dublin Core
Qualified DC: Qualified DC Qualified DC Qualified DC Qualified DC - Qualified DC Qualified DC Qualified DC Qualified DC Qualified DC -
METS: METS - METS METS METS METS METS METS - - METS
MARC: - - MARC - - MARC - MARC - - -
Other: - - MODS, EAD, TEI, Can hold any metadata format DSpace can import/export content from a variety of metadata formats, including MODS, PREMIS, etc. BibTeX, DIDL, EndNote, JSON, MODS, CSV, ORE, OpenURL, RDF, Refer, RefMan, XML can hold any Metadata format incl. SCORM and LOM IEEE (flexible) Any XML metadata format Any metadata format (e.g. VRACore, PBCore, mzXML, TEI) LOM, XCRI, MIX, ODRL Can import/export content from a variety of metadata formats, including MODS, MARC, PREMIS, etc) Others can be defined by customer (including relationships)

Thumbnail Previews

Image Files: current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard - current standard current standard current standard current optional
Video Files: current standard future standard current standard current 3rd party current standard current standard - current standard current standard future optional current 3rd party
PDF & Texts: current standard future standard current standard current 3rd party current standard current standard - current standard current standard current standard current 3rd party

User Interface Functions

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
End-user Deposition: current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard - current standard current standard current standard current standard
Multi-language Support: current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard - current standard current standard current standard current optional

Format conversion

Convert To PDF: current standard current standard future standard current 3rd party future optional current standard not applicable current standard - current standard future standard
To PDF from: - .doc, .rtf - - - From lesson plans to a variety of image formats. not applicable od*, ot*, sxw, doc, docx, txt, htm, pdb, xls, csv, xml, wpd, wb2, pp*, mml - - docx
Convert To PDF-A: - - future standard current 3rd party - current standard - current standard - - -
To PDF-A from: - - - - - - - od*, ot*, sxw, doc, docx, txt, htm, pdb, xls, csv, xml, wpd, wb2, pp*, mml - - -
Convert To XML: - - - current 3rd party - current standard - current standard - - future optional
To XML from: - - - - - This is the native format - od*, ot*, sxw, doc, docx, txt, htm, pdb, xls, csv, xml, wpd, wb2, pp*, mml - - .doc; .docx, .odt

Advanced Searching

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
Field-specific: Field-specific Field-specific Field-specific Field-specific Field-specific Field-specific - Field-specific Field-specific Field-specific -
Boolean logic: Boolean logic Boolean logic Boolean logic Boolean logic - Boolean logic - Boolean logic Boolean logic Boolean logic -
Sorting options: Sorting options Sorting options Sorting options Sorting options Sorting options Sorting options - Sorting options Sorting options Sorting options -

Browse View Options

Author: Author Author Author Author Author Author - Author Author Author Author
Academic Unit: Academic Unit Academic Unit Academic Unit - Academic Unit Academic Unit - Academic Unit Academic Unit Academic Unit Academic Unit
Subjects: - Subjects Subjects Subjects Subjects Subjects - Subjects Subjects Subjects Subjects
Year: Year Year Year Year Year Year - Year Year Year Year
Title: Title Title Title Title - - - Title Title Title -
Collections: Collections Collections Collections Collections - Collections - Collections Collections Collections Collections
Other: - Digital Commons supports custom view options - Configurable. Any field can be used for browsing configurable by any field Configurable. Any field can be used for browsing - Configurable completely configurable Configurable. Any field can be used for browsing Network graph explorer and Live Labs Pivot views

Default Subject Classes

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
LoC Classification: - - - - LoC Classification - - - LoC Classification - -
LoC Subject Headings: - - - - - - - - - - -
DDC: - - - - - - - - DDC - -
UDC: - - - - - UDC - - - - -
Other: See Full List. Administrator defined controlled vocabularies Digital Commons supports custom vocabularies - DSpace supports any administrator-defined controlled vocabulary 3rd party classifications available Supports any user-defined controlled vocabulary or (external as well) taxonomy - Configurable completely configurable As defined by customer As defined by customer

Syndication

RSS: - RSS - RSS RSS RSS - RSS RSS RSS RSS
Atom: - - - Atom Atom Atom - Atom - - Atom

User Validation

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
Registration Required: current optional current standard current standard current standard current standard current optional - current standard current standard current optional current optional
LDAP Authentication: current optional current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current optional current 3rd party
Athens Authentication: current optional - current standard - - current 3rd party - current optional current standard future optional current 3rd party
Shiboleth Authentication: current optional - current standard current standard current 3rd party current standard current optional current optional current standard future optional current 3rd party

Web 2.0

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
Tagging: - - current 3rd party - current 3rd party current standard - current standard current standard - current standard
Comments: - current 3rd party current 3rd party - current 3rd party current standard - current standard current standard - future optional
Ratings: - - current 3rd party - - current standard - current standard current standard - future optional
Reviews: - current standard current 3rd party - - current standard - current standard current standard - future optional
Bookmarks: - current standard current 3rd party - - current standard - future standard - current standard future optional
Share this...: - current standard current 3rd party current 3rd party - current standard - current standard - current standard future optional
Other Web 2.0: A major upgrade to the CONTENTdm user inrterface will be released later in 2010 which will make many of the listed Web 2.0 functions possible. See sandbox for more detail - - - - - - Various via Drupal - - -

Statistical Reporting

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

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity

Operating Systems

LINUX: LINUX LINUX LINUX LINUX LINUX LINUX LINUX LINUX LINUX - -
UNIX: UNIX - UNIX UNIX UNIX UNIX UNIX UNIX UNIX - -
SOLARIS: - - SOLARIS SOLARIS SOLARIS SOLARIS SOLARIS SOLARIS SOLARIS - -
Windows: Windows - - Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows - Windows
Mac OS X: - - - MacOS MacOS - MacOS MacOS MacOS - -
Other: - - - - - - - - Hosted service, Cloud server Hosted Service -

Databases

MySQL: - - - - MySQL - MySQL MySQL MySQL - -
Oracle: - - Oracle Oracle Oracle Oracle Oracle Oracle - - -
PostgreSQL: - PostgreSQL - PostgreSQL PostgreSQL PostgreSQL PostgreSQL PostgreSQL - - -
Microsoft SQL Server: - - - - - MS SQL Server - MS SQL Server - - MS SQL Server
Cloud Storage: - - - - Cloud - Cloud Cloud - - -
Other: XML/Text based database - - - - - Apache Derby - - Cloud support will be added as a future option -

Scripting Languages

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
Java: - - Java Java - Java Java Java Java - -
PERL: - PERL PERL - PERL - - - - - -
PHP: PHP - - - - PHP - PHP - - -
JavaScript: - - JavaScript JavaScript JavaScript JavaScript - JavaScript JavaScript - JavaScript
AJAX: - - AJAX AJAX AJAX - - - AJAX - AJAX
Other: - - - XSLT XSLT - - - - - .NET

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: - - - - - - See Factsheet Drupal, Djatoka, OpenLayer - Hosted service -

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
OAI-PMH: current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current optional current optional current standard current standard current standard
OAI-ORE: - - - current optional current standard current standard current optional current optional - - current standard
SWORD: - - future standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current 3rd party current standard current standard current standard
SWAP: - - - current standard current standard current optional current optional current optional - current standard -
RDF: - - - - current standard current optional current standard current standard - - -
RoMEO Integration: - - - - current 3rd party current standard - current standard - future optional -
OAI-PMH Harvesting: - - current standard current standard - current standard current 3rd party current 3rd party - current standard -
Other: Z39.50 - z39.50 WebDAV, REST, SRU/SRW, OpenSearch - - - SRU/SRW SRU/SRW Open Search RDFS

Administrators' Functions

Feature CONTENTdm Digital Commons DigiTool DSpace EPrints EQUELLA Repository Fedora Islandora/ Fedora intraLibrary Open Repository Zentity
Bulk Import: current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard future standard
Bulk Export: current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard future standard
Cover Sheet Generation: - current standard - - current 3rd party current standard - - - future optional future standard
Customisable Workflow: current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard current standard not applicable current standard current standard current standard future 3rd party

Services

Training: Training Training Training - Training Training - Training Training Training -
Consultancy: Consultancy Consultancy Consultancy - Consultancy Consultancy - Consultancy Consultancy Consultancy Consultancy
Site Visits: Site Visits - Site Visits - Site Visits Site Visits - Site Visits Site Visits Site Visits Site Visits
Other: - standard licensing includes implementation, design and customisation - Training, Consultancy & Site Visits are all offered via third parties (i.e. service providers) - skinning, pre- implementation analysis, project mgt, - Various Customisation, Hosted services This is a hosted service -

Notes

  • 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 reflected in the answers to 'platform' based questions

The information in this table has been provided by suppliers in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.

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