EdShare Reference Installation

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Supported EPrints Versions 3.2

Project Started 2009

Project Webpage http://edshare.org.uk

Created By ECS, University of Southampton


The EdShare Reference Installation is the standard installation for EdShare and includes all of the functionality that is covered by the EdShare suite.


Once you have completed this recipie you will have a repository that has the following functionality;

  • A simplified workflow removing features that are not required in the context of a teaching and learning resources repository
  • Ability to create collections of resources
  • Users can bookmark resources and collections
  • There will be previews of documents on abstract pages

Time Required

2 hours

This time is purely an estimate, it may take you longer if you are not well versed in the customisation of EPrints through plugins. Additionally you should be comfortable working on a Linux command line.



The following conventions apply in this recipie;

  • EPRINTS_ROOT - This is where you installed eprints. Usually this is /usr/share/eprints3 on Debian/Ubuntu or /opt/eprints3 following a source code install. Obviously change this if you installed EPrints elsewhere.
  • ARCHIVEID - This is the id of the archive you set up that you want to carry out this recipie on.

Getting Started


You will need to have installed at least EPrints 3.1 before continuing. See the following pages for reference on how to do this;


You will need to obtain the following plugins in order to complete this recipie;

Additionally consult these pages for individual installation instructions for these plugins.

Plugin Installation


Before starting ensure that you are logged in as the eprints user and in your EPRINTS_ROOT. Usually you can do this by running;

sudo su eprints

Next change into your archive directory and extract the edsharecore tarball there. The name of your tarball may be different depending on the version you downloaded;

cd archives/ARCHIVEID
tar -xzf edsharecore-x.tar.gz