Winchester, MA Today the DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce the public launch of DSpaceDirect–the only hosted repository solution for low-cost discovery, access, archiving, and preservation. DSpaceDirect is now available with convenient features that include fast start-up, you-pick customization, no-cost upgrades, content preservation options, anytime data access and all-the-time data control–all at a price that puts solutions for long-term access to digital scholarly assets within reach of institutions of any size.
Built on DSpace, the most widely-used repository application in the world with more than 1,500 installed instances, DSpaceDirect was inspired by the idea that the past creates the future as each generation builds knowledge on the scholarship that came before. DSpaceDirect is a hosted DSpace repository service that allows institutions of any size to afford to keep their digital content safe and accessible over time. Small institutions are able to get a repository up and running right away that can be made available to patrons as well as to new users worldwide. Users say that the DSpaceDirect easy start-up accelerates discussions about digital content stewardship and preservation best practices at their institutions.
Robbie Bolton, Library Director, White Library, Spring Arbor University explains, “DSpaceDirect has made it possible for smaller academic libraries, like Spring Arbor's White Library, to provide online digital repositories to promote faculty publications and student research.”
The ability to provide long-term access to and archiving of digital assets is the cornerstone of a scholarly culture of openness. DSpaceDirect is a launchpad for accessing the past to create the future, with no institutions left behind. With annual subscriptions starting at less than $4,000 affordable long-term access is within reach–the only hosted solution providing access, management and preservation in one package. Find out more today on the DSpaceDirect pricing page: http://dspacedirect.org/pricing.
DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org) is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. We collaborate with academic, scientific, cultural, and technology communities by supporting projects (DSpace, Fedora) and creating services (DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect) to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline, "Committed to our digital future."