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Introduction to DSpace

Introduction to DSpace

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Organize IT Digitally, Open-Source Tools for your Library, ASLP/SEAFDEC AQD, May 15-17, 2013, Iloilo
Organize IT Digitally, Open-Source Tools for your Library, ASLP/SEAFDEC AQD, May 15-17, 2013, Iloilo

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10/29/2013

INTRODUCTION TO DSPACE

Presented by
Elvi S. Nemiz
Information Assistant Library and Data Banking Services Training & Information Division Aquaculture Department Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center

What is DSpace?
• Captures
– Digital research material in any formats – Directly from creators (faculty) – Large-scale, stable, managed long-term storage

• Describes
– Descriptive, technical, rights metadata – Persistent identifiers

• Distributes
– Via WWW, with necessary access control

• Preserves
– Bitstream guaranteed

Why use DSpace?
• Largest community of users and developers worldwide
– http://maps.repository66.org/

• Free open source software
– Free for anyone to download – Code currently licensed under the BSD open source license

• Completely customizable to fit your needs
– – – – Ability to customize or theme the user interface Ability to customize the metadata Standards compatible Ability to configure Browse and Search

Why use DSpace?
• Completely customizable to fit your needs
– Ability to use local Authentication mechanisms – Configurable database – Ability to choose the default language

• Manage and preserve all types of digital content: text, images, moving images, mpegs, datasets • Used by educational, government, private and commercial institutions
– http://www.dspace.org/whos-usingdspace/Repository-List.html

• Easily installed “out of the box”
– http://demo.dspace.org/

What are the benefits of using DSpace?
• Some example benefits:
– Getting your research results out quickly, to a worldwide audience – Reaching a worldwide audience through exposure to search engines such as Google – Storing reusable teaching materials that you can use with course management systems – Archiving and distributing material you would currently put on your personal website – Storing examples of students’ projects (with the students’ permission)

What are the benefits of using DSpace?
• Some example benefits:
– Showcasing students’ theses (again with permission) – Keeping track of your own publications/bibliography – Having a persistent network identifier for your work, that never changes or breaks – No more page charges for images. You can point to your images’ persistent identifiers in your published articles.

Key Factors to DSpace’s adoption
• Open source, freely available • Great support network of current users World Wide • Easy to use as packaged • Can handle a multitude of digital formats • Initially developed by leading institutions • Content all accessible through Google Scholar

Institutional Repository
• Institution-based • Scholarly material in digital formats • Cumulative and perpetual • Open source and interoperable • Potentially new publishing models • Provides long-term storage of research data and publications

Possible DSpace Content
• Articles
– Preprints, e-prints

• Technical Reports • Working Papers • Conference Papers • E-theses • Audio/Video • Datasets
– Statistical, geospatial

• Images
– Visual, scientific

Possible DSpace Content
• Teaching material
– Lecture notes, visualizations, simulations

• Digitized library collections • Datasets
– Statistical, geospatial

• Images
– Visual, scientific

• Teaching material
– Lecture notes, visualizations, simulations

• Digitized library collections

Easy to Use
• Easy to add content • Easy to browse and search content • Permanent identifier for your content

Submitting Content

Searching/Browsing Content

Search
• All metadata and text is indexed and fully searchable • Can customize which fields you want to enable browsing • Can choose what fields and text you want to index for search

Content indexed in Google Scholar

Metadata
• Currently uses standard Dublin core descriptive metadata • Possible to extend fields as you wish • Possible to import MARC and MODs but lose hierarchal structure • Supports any named space flat nonhierarchal metadata schema

Other areas you can customize
• Submission process- you can configure the submission steps to suit your organization • Browse and search terms- can set what fields and files you choose to index and display in the browse interface • Database- can choose Postgres or Oracle • OAI-PMH-can expose your catalog for harvesting and access • User interface- you can create your own user interface

DSpace Introduction Video

Credits
• Lewis, S., & Yates, C. (2008). The DSpace Course - An Introduction to DSpace. Retrieved from http://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/handle/2160/617 • DSpace Video - www.dspace.org. (n.d.). Retrieved May 15, 2013, from http://www.dspace.org/introducing/dspace-video

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