Digital Repository openEQUELLA 2021.1 released

PRINCETON, N.J. - May 6, 2021 - PRLog -- The Apereo Foundation today announced the release of openEQUELLA 2021.1, the latest version of the open source platform.

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 2021.1 continues the ongoing evolution of the platform's user interface, and finalises the application of Material UI components to the front and back end of the Search interface.  Key enhancements to the new Search UI include the introduction of Gallery modes - users can now choose between a standard, image or video gallery mode.

Other highlights of openEQUELLA 2021.1 include:
  • Attachment counts: enabling users to easily see how many attachments are available for an item without having to open the attachment list.
  • Favourite items and search results: providing the ability to add and remove favourite items from the search results page and to save favourite searches from within the new Search UI.
  • Download search results to CSV: suitably privileged users can now download search results to a CSV file from the new Search UI page .
Version 2021.1 is available now. For more information about implementing or upgrading to openEQUELLA 2021.1, please navigate to or contact a services provider in your region, including Edalex (Asia Pacific), Unicon (Americas), 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
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Edalex is an edtech company on a mission to surface learning outcomes, digital assets and the power of individual achievement. Founded in 2016, Edalex develops technology solutions that extract hidden value from educational data to make it accessible and more meaningful. Edalex brings together the team behind the CODiE award-winning openEQUELLA open source platform that centrally houses teaching and learning, research, media and library content.

In 2019, Edalex launched Credentialate - a Credential Evidence Platform that increases the power and meaning of digital badges and the ability to analyse performance against learning outcomes like never before. Find out more at:

About Unicon
Unicon is a leading technology consulting firm focused solely on the educational ecosystem in K-12, Higher Education, and Workforce. Unicon is a Contributing Member of the IMS Global Consortium, a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation, a Trust and Identity solutions provider in the Internet2 Industry Program, an Industry Member of the Internet2, an InCommon Participant, Instructure Certified Partner, an Okta Premier Solutions Provider, a community member of the Ed-Fi Alliance, and a GSA Industry Partner. Unicon is also an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner, has achieved the AWS Education Competency, and is a member of the AWS Public Sector Partner Program. Unicon has also achieved ISO 27011:2013 certification across its professional services, cloud services and company operations. 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.

Alistair Oliver

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