CDS Invenio 1.0.0

A suite of applications that provides the framework and tools for building digital library server
CDS Invenio
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CDS Invenio (formerly CDSware) is a suite of applications that provides the framework and tools for building and managing an autonomous digital library server.

The project 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.


- Apache
- mod_python
- MySQLdb
- Python
- CMU Common Lisp (recommended)
- GNU CLISP (recommended)
- Psyco (recommended)
- PyStemmer (recommended)
- RXP (recommended)
- Steel Bank Common Lisp (recommended)
- antiword (optional)
- catdoc (optional)
- gnuplot (optional)
- wv (optional)
- Xpdf (optional)

Main features:

  • Navigable collection tree:
  • Documents organised in collections
  • Regular and virtual collection trees
  • Customizable portalboxes for each collection
  • At CERN, over 800,000 documents in 500 collections
  • Powerful search engine:
  • Specially designed indexes to provide Google-like search speeds for repositories of up to 1,500,000 records
  • Customizable simple and advanced search interfaces
  • Combined metadata, fulltext and citation search in one go
  • Results clustering by collection
  • Flexible metadata:
  • Standard metadata format (MARC)
  • Handling articles, books, theses, photos, videos, museum objects and more
  • Customizable display and linking rules
  • User personalization:
  • user-defined document baskets
  • user-defined automated email notification alerts
  • basket-sharing within user groups
  • Amazon-like user comments for documents in repository and shared baskets

last updated on:
March 1st, 2012, 8:02 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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What's New in This Release:
  • Numerous bugfixes and minor improvements.
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