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The DLXS middleware is open-source software developed by the Digital Library Production Service (DLPS) at the University of Michigan. It is most commonly used with XPAT, a licensed XML-aware search engine. Though in theory the DLXS middelware could be used separately from XPAT, allowing a different search engine module to be plugged in, in reality this would require substantial rewriting of the DLXS code.


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System requirements

See http://www.dlxs.org/docs/13/intro/sysreq.html, http://www.dlxs.org/techinfo/requirements.html, and http://www.dlxs.org/techinfo/environments.html

Source code and licensing

Custom open-source license (for DLXS middleware only and not for XPAT).

One-time license fee for use of XPAT.

No discount for TEI members.

Support for TEI

For textual digital library objects, supports "Text Class", a modified version of TEI Lite's P3 version.


Code is in Perl CGI and XSL.

Documentation and technical support are provided in English.

Default interface is in English. All classes except Bib Class have modular interface, allowing for multilingual or non-English interfaces without disturbing the rest of code.


The latest documentation can be found on the documentation wiki.

Previous versions of the documentation are available on website, but teaching materials from past workshops is sometimes more helpful than this documentation.

Tech support


User community

Public list: http://listserver.itd.umich.edu/cgi-bin/lyris.pl?enter=dlxsfree-users

List open only to employees of subscribing institutions (those paying an annual fee for technical support): http://listserver.itd.umich.edu/cgi-bin/lyris.pl?enter=dlxs-list

Sample implementations


Current version number and date of release

  • release 15 (2010-11-19)

History of versions

  • release 14 (2008-08-19)
  • release 13 (2007-04-09)
  • release 12a (2006-05-15)
  • release 12 (2005-11-18)

See release notes linked from http://www.dlxs.org/products/index.html .

How to download or buy


Note that as of 2011-03-23, paid support is only available to existing DLXS members through the end of their current contract. Informal support will be offered for free through 2013 and as means allow beyond that.

Additional notes

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