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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 DSpaces 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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