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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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    • Using DSpace to store digital artifacts Gavin Henrick Solutions Consultant
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Sample installations Over 250 organizations worldwide
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Easy to Use
      • Easy to add content
      • Easy to browse and search content
      • Permanent identifier for your content
      • Submitting 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
    • Rights management
      • Can assign creative commons license to your work to allow others to share, remix or reuse if you wish
      • Creativecommons.org
    • 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
    • Other areas you can customize
      • Submission process
      • Browse and search terms
      • Extend DSpace to work with other web services
      • User interface
    • 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
      • Questions?
    • Contacts
      • Gavin Henrick
      • [email_address]
      • Enovation Solutions
      • www.enovation.ie
      • As this presentation uses some extracts and abstracts of content from presentations on www.dspace.org
      • Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License