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Third ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL'03)
The DSpace Institutional Digital Repository System: Current Functionality
Houston, Texas USA
May 27-May 31
ISBN: 0-7695-1939-3
Robert Tansley, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Mick Bass, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
David Stuve, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Margret Branschofsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Daniel Chudnov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Greg McClellan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MacKenzie Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In this paper we describe DSpace™, an open source system that acts as a repository for digital research and educational material produced by an organization or institution. DSpace was developed during two years? collaboration between the Hewlett-Packard Company and MIT Libraries. The development team worked closely with MIT Libraries staff and early adopter faculty members to produce a ?breadth-first? system, providing all of the basic features required by a digital repository service. As well as functioning as a live service, DSpace is intended as a base for extending repository functionality, particularly to address long-term preservation concerns. We describe the functionality of the current DSpace system, and briefly describe its technical architecture. We conclude with some remarks about the future development and operation of the DSpace system.
Index Terms:
Collection; Standards; User issues; Dissemination; Systems issues, Management, Design, Standardization, Digital library, preservation, institutional repository, open archives
Robert Tansley, Mick Bass, David Stuve, Margret Branschofsky, Daniel Chudnov, Greg McClellan, MacKenzie Smith, "The DSpace Institutional Digital Repository System: Current Functionality," jcdl, pp.87, Third ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL'03), 2003
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