Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) extended its DSpace IR (http://mahider.ilri.org) to include different groups independently on the same platform when developers realized that each community could have its own URL, look and feel, and administration using DSpace.
The "Mahider" repository was originally developed to showcase ILRI research outputs. As repository deposits increased, however, it became apparent that the research represented multi-institutional efforts. ILRI is one of the centres of the CGIAR agricultural research centers consortium. The consortium has adopted 'CGSpace' as a project/solution for different centres.
This blog post by Peter Ballantyne illustrates how "grassroots" DSpace adoption can lead to greater access to research through multiple institutions: