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On 24 September 2020, our sponsoring society Förderverein CampusSource e.V. and the CampusSource Office developed and adopted the following updated mission statement: "Our mission is to promote Open Source and Open Access in research and teaching."

Taking up our EU’s vision "Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the world – a Vision for Europ" CampusSource has been addressing the integral components [ .pdf ] of Open Source and Open Access since 2000, the latter by supporting the Open Access journal eleed. With our work, we hope to make a contribution to the sustainable implementaion of the “Three Os” of the European vision. We are in the process of updating our website in order to describe our updated mission in greater depth.

Software Tools from Universities for Universities

Lecture2Go [ Lecture2Go ]

Lecture2Go is an open source platform for media management and distribution. The goal of this project is to support the free access to knowledge because this is a component of each democratic society

litw3 [ litw3 ]

litw3 is a web-based literature management system, which enables working groups to enter literaturedata independent of location or time.


PDB (Internship/Placement Database) is a web-based tool for managing and publishing placement offers.

SuperX [ SuperX ]

SuperX is a Data Warehouse for educational institutions that allows an integration of different types of data (e.g. number of students, exams, staff, finances). University employees or associates get access to this information via a WorldWideWeb-interface. The statistics are updated daily and can be aggregated according to the users' needs.


VDB (Course Database) is a web-based tool for managing course participants.

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University of Hamburg

CommSy is a web-based cooperation platform which supports asynchronous communication processes and cooperation in (learning) projects and (educational) institutions. Its target groups are projects, but it also supports entire organizations with several projects, e.g. universities.


ILIAS is a powerful web-based learning manage-ment system that allows to manage learning resources easily in an integrated system. ILIAS offers flexible course management, multiple ways to deliver learning content, incl. SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2 and AICC, test and assessment, survey and much more.


The LearningOnline Network with Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach (LON-CAPA) is a distributed learning content management system, which enables the sharing and reuse of learning resources between different institutions, a course management system with functionality similar to commercial products, and an interactive homework system with particular strengths in math and science.

Moodle [ Moodle ]

Moodle is a Learning Management System (LMS) - a software package designed to help educators create quality online courses. One of the main advantages of Moodle over other systems is a strong grounding in social constructionist pedagogy.

Stud.IP [ Stud.IP ]

Stud.IP offers a "minimal standard" for presence teaching as "Open Source" software. University courses are not replaced, but supported by Stud.IP, and administrative procedures are simplified.

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