Digital Repository allows online access to academic content.

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EQUELLA® v5 enables users to search, create, and manage content online, including video, custom eBooks, presentations, and lecture captures. All content is tagged by metadata such as learning outcomes, grade level, and relevant keywords, and protected via permissions, digital rights management, and copyright capabilities. There is no restriction on content type or file size. Web-based software also offers customizable dashboard and works with all popular learning management systems.

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Pearson Announces EQUELLA® 5 Digital Repository

Latest version makes it easier for institutions to grow, maintain and access digital content collections

DENVER - Pearson, the world's leading learning company, today announced EQUELLA® 5, the latest version of the company's award-winning digital repository that enables users to search, create and manage content online.

EQUELLA provides one central solution to meet an institution's learning, research, media and library content needs. Faculty, instructional designers and academic technologists can easily search in one location for all of their learning content--video, custom eBooks, presentations, lecture captures and more--all tagged by metadata such as learning outcomes, grade level and relevant keywords. EQUELLA places no restriction on the content type or file size, and all content is protected using the repository's permissions, digital rights management and copyright functionality.

"Many institutions maintain large collections of highly valuable digital content and research materials that are not readily accessible, shareable or measurable," said Matt Leavy, CEO of Pearson eCollege. "EQUELLA harnesses the full power of these assets, making it easier for educators to find and incorporate the best content into their learning activities."

"As with all releases, this latest version of EQUELLA was built with educators' needs in mind, and based upon requests from our users to advance the ease-of-use and functionality," said Dan McFadyen, General Manager at Pearson for EQUELLA. "Educators are constantly creating, assembling and revising a vast amount of digital content and are in need of an easy way to share and save those resources in one central location. EQUELLA 5 fulfills that need."

EQUELLA 5 includes the following new features:

- Updated user interface that improves overall usability

- New dashboard capabilities, allowing users to customize the solution to suit their needs

- Ability to access and import resources from external repositories

- Built-in Harvester enhancements allow users to easily schedule content harvests from third-party sources, including other EQUELLA repositories, and directly harvest the metadata, content and resources

- Addition of portlets, which provide access to different key functionality based on user preference

EQUELLA works with all popular learning management systems, including Pearson LearningStudio and Fronter, as well as library systems, portals and other solutions.

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