MILESS - The Essen Digital Library
MILESS is an institutional content repository developed at the university of Duisburg-Essen. It can be used to manage and archive electronic publications and thesis papers, but also multimedia learning and teaching material like animations, simulations, audio and video files. In this way, users are provided with a uniform and systematic access to scripts, foils and other digital documents that are archived and permanently made available in the repository. To accomplish this, MILESS not only manages descriptive metadata using the Dublin Core standard, but also stores the associated files in its own internal structure, so that availability for preparation or direct use within a lecture can be guaranteed.