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Original author(s) CERN
Developer(s) CERN Document Server Software Consortium
Stable release 1.1.3 / February 25, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-02-25)
Development status Active
Written in Python
Operating system Unix-like
Available in Multi-lingual
Type Institutional repository, Digital library
License GPL
Website Invenio software

Invenio is an open source software package that provides the tools for management of digital assets in an institutional repository. The software is typically used for open access repositories for scholarly and/or published digital content and as a digital library. Invenio is developed by the CERN Document Server Software Consortium, and is freely available for download. Free and paid support models are available. The service provider TIND Technologies was established in 2013 to accommodate the growing demand for support of Invenio.


Prior to July 1, 2006 the package was named CDSware. Since the release of version 0.90.0 in 2006, the software has been renamed CDS Invenio.[1] Nowadays the software is known under the name Invenio.[2] SPIRES, the first database on the Web in 1991, migrated to INVENIO in October 2011 with the INSPIRE-HEP site, a joint effort of CERN, DESY, SLAC and FNAL.[3] Invenio complies with standards such as the Open Archives Initiative metadata harvesting protocol (OAI-PMH) and uses MARC 21 as its underlying bibliographic format.[4]

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  1. ^ CERN Document Server Software Consortium (30 June 2006). "NEWS - CDS Invenio v0.90.0". Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ CERN Document Server Software Consortium. "About Invenio". Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
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  4. ^ Bibliothèques numériques : logiciels et plateformes / Tosca consultants ; étude réalisée par Mathieu Andro, Emmanuelle Asselin, Marc Maisonneuve. - Paris : ADBS Éditions, 2012. - 1 vol. (351 p.) ; 24 cm. - ISBN 978-2-84365-140-3

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