DuraSpace Open Technologies By the Numbers

Tue, 2012-02-21 13:59 -- carol

Ithaca, NY DuraSpace open technologies are now implemented by 1,520 repositories using either DSpace or Fedora in over 100 countries around the world.

DSpace (http://DSpace.org) continues to be the most popular repository solution, with about 40% of the known institutional repositories (http://roar.eprints.org/: 40% 1081 out of 2700, http://www.opendoar.org/index.html: 39% 843 out of 2168) using the DSpace software. By our count there are 1,269 known DSpace instances which is up 235 from 1,039 at the end of 2010.  During 2011 the DSpace registry added between 15-20 new repositories each month.

There were new DSpace instances for the first time in the following 4 countries: Iraq, South Korea, Rwanda and Sudan. DSpace is now used in over 100 countries around the world.
The countries that had the largest increase in the number of DSpace repositories were: Brazil +23, India +18, United States +17, Spain +15, Japan +14, Ukraine +14, Portugal +13   

Fedora (http://fedora-commons.org) has seen a strong increase in the number of instances from 177 in 2010 to 251 in 2011. This is in large part due more than 20 new Islandora repositories. There were new Fedora instances for the first time in the following 2 countries: Lithuania, Malaysia. Fedora is now used in 29 countries around the world. The countries that had the largest increase in the number of Fedora repositories were: Lithuania +17, Canada +15, United States +11.

Click here to view the current registry of DSpace installations or to add a repository.

Click here to view current Fedora installations or to add a repository.

Please consider adding your repository to the registries of projects and organizations using DSpace or Fedora software. The registries are both destinations and jumping-off points for collaboration and connection between organizations, institutions and projects. Identifing repositories leverages their value by making what they do visible to the rest of the community and beyond.

DSpace and Fedora are part of the DuraSpace (http://DuraSpace.org) open source technology portfolio.

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