openEQUELLA 2019.1 released, features Cloud Provider

The Apereo Foundation today announced the release of openEQUELLA 2019.1, the latest version of the open source platform.
PRINCETON, N.J. - Aug. 1, 2019 - PRLog -- openEQUELLA, a digital repository for housing teaching/learning, research, media, and library content in one platform, is currently in use at a wide range of schools, universities, colleges, TAFEs, departments of education, government agencies, and corporations worldwide.

openEQUELLA 2019.1 represents an important re-positioning of the platform, with the introduction of a Cloud Provider framework that enables the dynamic creation of new services into openEQUELLA.  The addition of Cloud Providers ensures openEQUELLA is more accessible to the open source developer community, decreases time-to-market for new features, and increases the ability to leverage new cloud technologies.

"openEQUELLA 2019.1 delivers an important new framework that will enable the platform to accelerate its innovation," said Ian Dolphin, Executive Director of the Apereo Foundation.  "The introduction of Cloud Provider support helps to reinforce the community nature of open source development."

Highlights of openEQUELLA 2019.1 include:
●      openEQUELLA Cloud Provider components, incorporating the ability to register and authenticate with a Cloud Provider and in turn, access and configure Cloud Provider services and wizard controls
●      Multi-language stemming support
●      Administration Console package: removing the need for client-side Java
●      Login Notice Editor: enabling administrators to create rich text notices on the Login page

Aligned with the release of openEQUELLA 2019.1, Edalex will launch the first Cloud Provider service: ECS AutoTag. ECS AutoTag uses machine learning to analyse images and documents and automatically generates metadata tags, streamlining the contribution process for academics, while also improving categorisation for easy discovery.  More information about ECS AutoTag is available through any of the regional service providers.

Version 2019.1 is available now. For more information about implementing or upgrading to openEQUELLA 2019.1, please navigate here or contact a services provider in your region, including Edalex (Asia Pacific), Unicon (North America), and Next Education Services (EMEA).

About Apereo

The Apereo Foundation exists to help educational institutions collaborate to develop, use and sustain open source software for learning, teaching and research. It is a membership organization, with members on four continents. Membership ranges from community colleges to major research-intensive institutions. Apereo currently supports nineteen software solutions, which are listed at The Apereo Foundation is a non-profit corporation registered in New Jersey.

About Edalex

Edalex delivers a range of services for the education sector. With deep expertise in the digital repository and eLearning sectors, and strong engagement with educational institutions, Edalex delivers proven results for both clients and partners. The Edalex team averages more than a decade of experience in the education industry and extensive expertise with openEQUELLA. Find out more at

About Unicon

Unicon is a leading provider of education technology consulting and digital services. Institutions and corporations leverage Unicon's domain expertise across numerous disciplines including identity and access management (IAM), learning analytics/student success, standards-based integrations, portals, content lifecycle, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Unicon's depth of experience in designing, building, integrating, operating, and supporting learning, assessment, and institutional systems ensures the right skills and technologies are applied to every engagement. Unicon is a Contributing Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium, a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation, a Trust and Identity Solution Provider in the Internet2 Industry Program and an Industry Member of Internet2, an InCommon Participant, an Instructure Certified Partner, a GSA Industry Partner and Schedule 70 Contract Holder, an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network, a member of the AWS Education Competency Program, and a member of the AWS Public Sector Program. For more information, visit:

About Next Education Services

Next Education Services provides a range of services within the digital learning space. The company specializes in digital platforms for education and has worked with the essential platforms that make up a modern e-Learning solution which includes SIS, MLE, as well as Digital Repositories. A major focus of the company's services and experience is centered around the widely used Digital Repository, openEQUELLA. Visit to learn more.
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