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mediaTUM - Media Server

mediaTUM is free software written in Python for archiving and retrieval of images, documents and other research data. It was originally developed in the framework of the DFG project IntegraTUM and is continuously expanded with new functionalities as required.

Live Systems

mediaTUM is the central document and publication server of the Technische Universität München. It supports the publication of digital documents and primary data as well as the multimedia use in research and teaching.

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You can also visit public mediaTUM instances:


Contact us for more information.


Supported Media Formats

  • Documents (PDF)
  • Images (PNG, JPEG, TIFF, SVG)
  • Video- and audio files
  • Archives / other files


  • User-defined schemas for object metadata (data describing the media object)
  • Automatic extraction of metadata from media objects
  • Import document metadata from DOI/BibTeX files
  • Flexible metadata edit masks supporting many datatypes
  • Simple and extended, configurable search in full texts and metadata
  • Extensive rights management at object / directory level
  • Integrated user management and LDAP support
  • Freely designable start pages for collections
  • Configurable workflows for media objects
  • Metadata and file versioning
  • Content and access statistics

User Management / Access Control

  • User and group management
  • Extensible, rule-based, access control
  • Pluggable authentication providers

Interfaces / Metadata Export

  • JSON / XML Web Services
  • BibTeX
  • CSV
  • PDF
  • RSS-Feeds
  • OAI
  • Z39.50

Extend And Modify

  • Integration of new metadata types, workflow steps and more with plugins
  • Change appearance with themes


  • mediaTUM development team @ Technische Universität München
  • External contributors


You can contribute to the project, contact us or visit the mediaTUM Github repository


All mediaTUM software is licensed under the GNU General Public License. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GPL 3 as published by the Free Software Foundation.