CDS Invenio Overview

Are you looking for CDSware? As of July 1, 2006 CDSware's new name is CDS Invenio. The name change clarifies the relationship with respect to the CDS Consortium producing two flagship applications, CDS Indico and CDS Invenio.

CDS Invenio (formerly CDSware), the integrated digital library system, is a suite of applications which provides the framework and tools for building and managing an autonomous digital library server. The software is readily available to anyone, as it is free software, licensed under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL). The technology offered by the software covers all aspects of digital library management. It complies with the Open Archives Initiative metadata harvesting protocol (OAI-PMH) and uses MARC 21 as its underlying bibliographic standard. Its flexibility and performance make it a comprehensive solution for the management of document repositories of moderate to large size.

CDS Invenio is developed by, maintained by, and used at, the CERN Document Server. At CERN, CDS Invenio manages over 500 collections of data, consisting of over 800,000 bibliographic records, covering preprints, articles, books, journals, photographs, and more. Besides CERN, CDS Invenio is currently installed and in use by over a dozen scientific institutions worldwide (see the Demo page for details)

If you would like to try it out yourself, please feel free to download our latest version. If you have any questions about the product or our support service, do not hesitate to check out CDS Invenio mailing list archives or to contact us.

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