March 2024

Metadata Export

The metadata export moved back from the Dagstuhl Submission Server to DROPS. The supported formats include:

  • Dagstuhl XML
  • Schema.org

See metadata-export page for details.

Nov 2023

DROPS 2 released

Official release of DROPS 2. The main features form the user's perspective are:

  • new browse structure
  • quick global search (based on elasticsearch)
  • usage statistics for all entities
  • support for mobile devices

If you have any suggestions, please use the feedback form at the bottom right of the page!

June 2023

DROPS 2 public beta

A beta version of DROPS 2 is made public behind a CAPTCHA to collect feedback from the users of the old DROPS.


DROPS 2 development started

After a careful evaluation of the existing open source publication server software, Dagstuhl Publishing decides to start implementing its own platform, drops-core. Based on experience with the evaluated products, the focus is placed on...

  • a simple technology stack based on common standards
  • simple expandability of the metadata schema
  • simple customization options for the browse and detail views.


Metadata extraction from LaTeX

Dagstuhl Publishing starts extracting detailed metadata directly from the LaTeX files. Besides the DUBLIN CORE metadata collected before, this includes, detailed author metadata (affiliations, ORCID, email, website url), funding information, ACM subject classifications, related versions (e.g., full versions on arXiv or HAL), and supplementary materials.

Since the schema of the old DROPS does not support all the collected metadata, the metadata export temporarily moves to the Dagstuhl Submission server in 2019.


DROPS released

The first version of DROPS, based on the OPUS repository software, goes online.

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Open Access

All publications on DROPS are Open Access, i.e., free access and authors retain their copyrights.

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CC License

All publications on DROPS are licensed under a Creative Commons license. Since 2021, documents stored on DROPS are typically published under a CC BY Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.


Publication on DROPS are indexed in the dblp computer science bibliography.


Schloss Dagstuhl is member of the DataCite - International Data Citation Initiative e. V.
All publications on DROPS are provided with a DOI registered with Datacite.


The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is an international non-profit initiative to uniquely identify scientific and other academic contributors. Schloss Dagstuhl is member of the ORCID Deutschland Konsortium and higly recommends the usage of ORCIDs.


LIPIcs, OASIcs, and LITES are registered in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).


Basic metadata of all publication on DROPS are accessible via an OAI (Open Archives Initiative) interface.

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Extended Metadata

Extended metadata for all publications in DROPS are freely accessible in various formats (e.g. XML).

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