Multivio: Generic browser and visualizer for digital objects

Multivio is a generic browser and visualizer for digital objects. It is an add-on web application, designed to work as presentation layer for the contents of digital document repositories. It provides users with direct and immediate access to those contents in a functional and enjoyable interface. The application runs natively inside the web browser using JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS standard technologies.

Multivio offers an innovative solution for content presentation, with a unique set of features, including the ability to gracefully handle composite (multi-file) documents, the support for several file and metadata formats, as well as flexibility and performance. It is open source software.

Live production example

See Multivio in action at the digital library RERO DOC.

Selected resources

a poster presented at OAI7 - CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (June 2011)
a webinar presented and recorded on, a platform for new learning technologies at Swiss universities (February 2011)
The recording
The slides

Visual Preview

new.png Check Multivio's new visual preview feature. It allows anyone to easily include thumbnail versions of files, such as PDFs or images, in any HTML page.

Aug, 4th, 2011. Release 1.0.0.
Check the public demonstrator and the release notes.