About the Repository

This repository is running on GNU EPrints open repository software, a freely distributable repository system available from software.eprints.org.

Other institutions are invited (and encouraged) to set up their own open repositories for author self-archiving, using the freely-distributable GNU EPrints software used at this site.

Contact Information

Any correspondence concerning this specific repository should be sent to r.curry@noc.soton.ac.uk.

About this software

This site is running GNU EPrints / revision: EPrints (Sticky Toffee) [Born on 2005-09-20]

GNU EPrints is free software developed by the University of Southampton, England.

For more information see eprints.org and software.eprints.org

Technologies employed and supported:

Powered by: MySQL, Apache Webserver, Perl, mod_perl, XML, DOM, ParaCite, GNU EPrints.

Supports: Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, VLit Transclusions, Valid XHTML, Valid CSS.

Part of: The GNU Project.

Powered by MySQL The Open Archives Initiative Part of the GNU Project
Tardis Project GNU EPrints Powered by Vlit


Christopher Gutteridge - Designer and coder of EPrints version 2.

Mike Jewell - Pre-release testing. The initial versions of scripts for creating and installing an EPrints v2 package. Some coding assistance.

Harry Mason - Testing. Document to text conversion wrappers. Document icons.

Robert Tansley - Creator of EPrints 1 on which EPrints 2 is based.

Al Riddoch <ajr@ecs.soton.ac.uk> - Assistance in writing the "configure" script for the installer.

Jessie Hey and Pauline Simpson (as part of the TARDIS Project) - Feature suggestions and contributions to the default configuration of version 2.3.

Gui Power - Adapting the online help for version 2.

Developed at the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, England.

University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science


In any downloading or consulting of the data from this website, the visitor acknowledges that he/she agrees to the following:
If data are extracted from this website for secondary analysis resulting in publication, the website should be cited as follows:

Jones, D.O.B., Gates, A.R., Curry, R.A., Thomson, M., Pile, A., Benfield, M. (Eds) (2009). SERPENT project. Media database archive. Available online at accessed on

If any data constitutes a substantial proportion of the records used in secondary analysis, the authors/managers of the database should be contacted. In any case, there are additional data which may prove valuable to such analyses.

SERPENT Image and Video Archive is running on GNU EPrints repository-creating software, which generates eprints repositories that are compliant with the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting OAI 1.1 and 2.0.

The GNU EPrints repository-creating software is available for free at http://software.eprints.org/.

More information is available about the repository.