|Developer(s)||CERN and external contributors|
3.1.0 / 12 March 2019
|Operating system||Unix-like, macOS|
|Type||Institutional repository, Digital library/DA, Research Data Management, Integrated library system|
Invenio is an open source software framework for large-scale digital repositories that provides the tools for management of digital assets in an institutional repository and research data management systems. The software is typically used for open access repositories for scholarly and/or published digital content and as a digital library.
Invenio is initially developed by CERN with both individual and organisational external contributors and is freely available for download.
The service provider TIND Technologies, an official CERN spin-off based in Norway, offers Invenio via a software-as-a-service model.
Invenio is widely used outside of its original home within CERN, including SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Fermilab, and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.SPIRES migrated to INVENIO in October 2011 with the INSPIRE-HEP site, a joint effort of CERN, DESY, SLAC and FNAL.
In 2014, the package chosen to be the digital library software of all national universities in the western Africa regional economic community UEMOA which includes eight countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo.
The research data repository Zenodo at CERN is basically run under Invenio v3, wrapped by a small extra layer of code that is also called Zenodo. To simplify reuse of the Zenodo codebase, several institutions have joined in 2019 to distribute an institution-agnostic package under the name of InvenioRDM.