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Retrievo is a metasearch engine that represents a single access point to all information resources in an institution. Retrievo is capable of searching the library catalogue, institutional repository, institution’s Web site, as well as any other remote database or information service.

Retrievo provides advanced search, faceted filtering, tagging and commenting, RSS feeds, thumbnails of the documents automatically retrieved from data providers or collected from Google Books, and much more.

Retrievo uses a local index to search faster and caches all search results for improved performance. Results are consolidated and sorted by relevance, title, creator, subject, description, publisher, year or contributor.

Retrievo is compatible with the following protocols: OAI-PMH, Z39.50, SRU, SOAP services, SQL connectors, and any other custom developed gateway. This makes it suitable to query systems such as DSpace, DigiTool, EPrints, Aleph, Koha and others.

Retrievo is also an OAI-PMH data provider, as it is capable of exposing harvested records to the outside world, making it particularly interesting for the implementation of national-wide search services that are to be integrated with international aggregators such as Europeana, Driver, APEnet or any other federated search service.

Centralized search

Retrievo offers the ability to locate information geographically dispersed and managed by heterogeneous information systems. Information querying and retrieval is always done on a single and uniform interface that allows the user to perform operations such as simple search and advanced search, look at tag clouds, apply filters to the results, view thumbnails of documents, etc.


Retrievo portals are 100% compatible with OAI-PMH and are able to collect metadata from systems as diverse as DSpace, DigiTool, EPrints, Aleph, Koha and others. Retrievo is also compatible with the following federated search protocols: Z39.50, SRU, SOAP services, SQL connectors, and any other custom developed gateway. You may use it to search your favorite publishers.

Quality control

Retrievo is accompanied by a validation procedure that assesses the conformity and the quality of the harvested metadata. The quality criteria are fully configurable and adaptable to any situation or organizational context.

WEB 2.0

Retrievo embeds Web 2.0 functionality such as user generated tags and comments, RSS feeds, tag clouds, share on Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, and close integration with external services such as Google Scholar, Amazon book store, Google Books and Worldcat.


Retrievo supports volumes of information in the order of tens of millions of records without any slowdown.

Reporting and statistics

Retrievo provides a wide range of statistics and operation reports. Among these, it provides growth statistics for each information source, the distribution in number of records per database, the records and databases with most accesses, monthly growth of the portal, aggregation reports, access statistics, etc..

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Associated services

Next you will find a description of the services associated with this product. The services bellow should be selected according to the needs and requirements of the client.

Branding & design

This service encompasses the development of a design proposal to adapt the software to the graphical identity of the client institution. It also includes all the necessary work to implement the approved design in the software.

Installation & configuration

This service includes the analysis of requirements from the client, and the correct installation and configuration of the whole system in the production site, this being at the client location or in the cloud.


Training course for users of the product. The training will be given at the client’s location. Certificates of presence will be handed to every participant.

Data migration

This service entails the extraction, transformation and transference of data from legacy systems to the newly implemented system. Our data migration service follows a well-established methodology that ensures predictability and the success of the migration process.

Maintenance & support

This service encompasses the diagnosis and resolution of problems, user support, and changes to the system’s settings in order to cope with modifications in its execution environment. This process is in accordance with ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System.

Feature development

This service consists of the analysis and development of new software features in order to cope with additional client requirements, e.g. development of modules to interoperate with existing systems in the organisation.