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This presentation is an introduction to DSpace for archiving digital content....

This presentation is an introduction to DSpace for archiving digital content.

Presented as part of a webinar series by Enovation Solutions, a Duraspace Service Provider http://www.enovation.ie

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  • 1. Using DSpace to store digital artifacts Gavin Henrick Solutions Consultant
  • 2. What is DSpace?
    • Captures
      • Digital research material in any formats
      • Directly from creators
      • Large-scale, stable, managed long-term storage
    • Describes
      • Descriptive, technical, rights metadata
      • Persistent identifiers
    • Distributes
      • Via WWW, with necessary access control
    • Preserves
      • Bitstream guaranteed
  • 3. Some Use Cases
    • Institutional research repository
    • Learning object storage (OER)
    • Archiving of documentation and publications
    • Global reach through search engines
    • Persistent URL for each item for reference
  • 4. History
    • Project began in 2000 with HP-MIT Alliance
    • Version 1 released Nov 2002
    • DSpace foundation formed 2007
    • July 2009 merged with Fedora Foundation to form Duraspace Foundation
    • Version 1.6 released Feb 2010
    • Version 1.7 planned end 2010
  • 5. Community
    • ~830 registered live sites
      • World-wide adoption
      • >1m digital assets and growing fast, largest sites several hundred thousand items
    • Profile
      • Primarily research and higher education institutions
      • Cultural heritage organizations, state libraries/archives
      • Some commercial users and service providers
    • Goals
      • Open Access/Content sharing
      • Long-term archiving and preservation
      • Branding and promotion through aggregation
  • 6.
  • 7. Sample installations Over 250 organizations worldwide
  • 8.
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  • 10. DSpace Information Model
    • Communities
      • Units of the organization
    • Collections (in communities)
      • Distinct groupings of like items
    • Items (in collections)
      • Logical content objects
      • Receive persistent identifier
    • Bitstreams (in items)
      • Individual files
      • Receive preservation treatment
  • 11. Possible DSpace Content
    • Articles
      • Preprints, e-prints
    • Technical Reports
    • Working Papers
    • Conference Papers
    • E-theses
    • Audio/Video
    • Datasets
      • Statistical, geospatial
    • Images
      • Visual, scientific
    • Teaching material
      • Lecture notes, visualizations, simulations
    • Digitized library collections
  • 12. Communities
    • Departments, Labs, Research Centers, Programs, Schools, etc.
    • Localized policy decisions
      • Who can contribute, access material
      • Submission workflow
        • Submitters, approvers, reviewers, editors
      • Collections definition, management
    • Communities supply metadata
      • Or contract with library
  • 13. Easy to Use
    • Easy to add content
    • Easy to browse and search content
    • Permanent identifier for your content
  • 14.
    • Submitting Content
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  • 23. 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
  • 24.
  • 25. Rights management
    • Can assign creative commons license to your work to allow others to share, remix or reuse if you wish
    • Creativecommons.org
  • 26. Metadata
    • Currently uses standard Dublin core
    • Possible to extend fields as you wish
    • Possible to import MARC and MODs
    • Supports any named space flat non-hierarchal metadata schema
  • 27.
  • 28. Other areas you can customize
    • Submission process
    • Browse and search terms
    • Extend DSpace to work with other web services
    • User interface
  • 29. Why DSpace?
    • Open source, freely available
    • Large community of users world wide
    • Easy to use out of the box
    • Can handle all types of digital formats
    • Initially developed by leading institutions
    • Completely customisable interface
    • Harvest-ready OAI-PMH compatible
  • 30.
    • Questions?
  • 31. Contacts
    • Gavin Henrick
    • [email_address]
    • Enovation Solutions
    • www.enovation.ie
  • 32.
    • As this presentation uses some extracts and abstracts of content from presentations on www.dspace.org
    • Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License