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Welcome to Acronymland! OCW-Open Courseware DSpace-“digital space,” “design space,” “dissemination space” or some combination of all or none of those Invent@MIT, the HP-MIT Alliance (a joint venture) MIT Libraries operate DSpace at MIT MITCET-MIT Council on Educational Technology
It is important to note that the DSpace system operates entirely within the open-source software framework, freeing it from the encumbrances of proprietary software. The prerequisite software for DSpace includes a UNIX-like operating system (HP/UX, Linux, Solaris or Macintosh OS X), though the application itself is written in Java. The tested versions of the following software are also required; Java 1.3 or later; Tomcat 4.0; Apache 1.3; Ant 1.4; and PostgreSQL 7.2.3 [i] . DSpace also utilizes Lucene, a Java freeware search engine, and the user interface Resin, a Java Servlet engine which also provides support for Java Server Pages. The user interface is entirely web-based at this time, which provides for very simple interaction with the system.
In terms of hardware, DSpace has no specific requirements (the software is designed to run on everything from a laptop to an expensive server), but they do include general recommendations for a system designed for a research university: a reasonably good server (e.g. Sun Fire 280R Server, two 900Mhz UltraSPARC-III Cu processors, 8MB E-cache, 2GB memory, two 36GB 10,000rpm HH internal FCAL disk drives, DVD) and a decent amount of disk storage (e.g. 436-GB, or 12 x 26.4 Gbyte 10K RPM disks, Sun StorEdge A1000 rackmountable w/1 HW RAID controller, 24MB std cache). With tape backups and accessories the system above should cost around $30,000. [ii]
[i] "DSpace System Documentation: Operation," http://dspace.org/technology/system-docs/operation.html (accessed 22 February 2003).
[ii] "FAQ: DSpace: MIT Libraries," http://dspace.org/what/faq.html (accessed 22 February 2003).