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Frank Lützenkirchen

Universitätsbibliothek Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstraße 9
45141 Essen

Project leader:

Sigurd Praetorius

Universitätsbibliothek Duisburg-Essen
Lotharstraße 65
47057 Duisburg

Website:  [ German Version ]



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The latest version of the MILESS-Software you can download from: Subversion Repository

MILESS - The Essen Digital Library

MILESS is an institutional content repository developed at the university of Duisburg-Essen. It can be used to manage and archive electronic publications and thesis papers, but also multimedia learning and teaching material like animations, simulations, audio and video files. In this way, users are provided with a uniform and systematic access to scripts, foils and other digital documents that are archived and permanently made available in the repository. To accomplish this, MILESS not only manages descriptive metadata using the Dublin Core standard, but also stores the associated files in its own internal structure, so that availability for preparation or direct use within a lecture can be guaranteed.

Users can find content using various search masks, browsing the organizational structure or hierarchical scientific classifications, or using a A-Z index of creator and publisher names. Access to every document or single file is also possible using a direct URL or unique ID. MILESS manages any type of files. All file collections can be downloaded as zip archives that automatically are created on demand. Authors can ingest and edit their documents and files at every time from every place using an easy-to-use web interface.

MILESS supports the Open Archives initiative and its metadata harvesting protocol (OAI-PMH 2.0). Using the OAI data provider interface, both metadata and content of thesis papers and other publications are distributed, collected by OAI service providers world-wide and become available in the scientific world. MILESS supports the national OAI profiles XMetaDiss and XEpicur, which is an interface to the german national library, the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Furthermore, a direct access for search engine robots is implemented, through which content can be indexed and found by internet search engines like google. MILESS also has an interface based on web services standards that can be used to search, manage and retrieve content and integrate MILESS with third-party systems.

New in version 2.1:

New in Version 2.9:

System requirement and attended software

You can find further information under  [ German Version ]