Announcements: DSpace User Community Reaches Milestone

Wed, 2011-01-26 17:31 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Ithaca, NY  The DSpace user community has reached a major milestone. There are now over 1000 known instances of DSpace installed in almost 100 different countries worldwide. DSpace continues to be the most popular repository solution, with well over a third of the known institutional repositories using the DSpace software. Each month over the last year, the DSpace registry has added between 20-30 new repositories.  Check out "Who's Using DSpace" to see the complete list. The registry’s faceted search/browse feature can be used to find repositories all over the world featuring different DSpace use cases. If you ever wondered which organizations were using the latest DSpace release or which repositories stored images or video files, many organizations have registered this information and it is available to the DSpace community to foster connections and promote networking and collaborations. If your repository isn't included on the registry yet, please register so we can include your organization in our growing community!
Over the last year, DSpace repositories were launched in 25 new countries, including:
Bulgaria, Cameroon, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mozambique, Nepal, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tansania, Uruguay, Zambia
The countries that had the largest increase in the number of DSpace repositories were:
Japan +33, Taiwan +28, USA +16, Spain +13, Brazil +12, Ecuador +11, China +10, Portugal +10, Ukraine +10, South Africa +8, Thailand +7, Vietnam +7
Here are just a few examples of some of the new DSpace repositories:
 
Lithuanian University of Agriculture
LŽŪU elektroninė talpykla is a digital document management service for the university community of scientists, staff and students.
Country: Lithuania
DSpace Version: 1.6.x JSP
Type of Institution: academic
Content Type: conference papers and presentations, learning resources, research or development organization project, tech reports or work papers
File Types: image, text documents, website
 
CALAIX
Calaix is a digital repository designed to store, preserve and provide access to digital material (such as documents in text, images, maps, etc.) about Catalan cultural heritage and is a service of the Spainish Ministry of Culture and Media.
Country: Spain
DSpace Version: 1.6.x XML Manakin
Type of Institution: government
Type of Content: Conference papers and presentations, Learning objects & resources, History/Art Archives, Community/cultural project, Infrastructure/Administrative Records, Government Documents, Reference Documents, Technical reports/work papers
File Types: Audio, Video, Image, Text Documents, Data Sets
Addons/Extensions/Integrations: Statistics, Google Analytics Tracking Code, Language Packages, Manakin Themes, SWORD, Creative Commons OpenURL
 
The Open University of Sri Lanka
The OUSL archive contains journal articles, postgraduate theses, staff members research and supportive study materials.
Country: Sri Lanka (ex-Ceilan)
DSpace Version: 1.6.x JSP
Type of Institution: academic
Type of Content: Past exams, question papers
File Types: Text Documents
Addons/Extensions/Integrations: Statistics, Recommendation, Dublin Core Meta Toolkit, Commenting
Ateneo de Manila High School
EMC digital.Space is a digital archive of the Ateneo de Manila High School, containing school event photos, recordings and various learning materials.
Country: Philippines
DSpace Version: 1.6.x XML Manakin
Type of Institution: academic
Type of Content: Reference Documents, History/Art Archives, Learning objects & resources
File Types: Data Sets, Text Documents, Image, Video, Audio
Addons/Extensions/Integrations: Manakin Themes, Joomla!Collections, Archives and Repositories.
 
 
About DSpace
DSpace (http://dspace.org) is an out-of-the-box open source repository application for delivering digital content to end-users. Globally it is the most widely used open source repository software for institutional repositories and open access repositories. DSpace has been installed all over the world by organizations, especially libraries, as a way to provide access to research output, scholarly publications, library collections, and more. The DSpace application has many features and tools for managing digital content and enabling digital preservation. DSpace stores any type of content and offers built-in workflows for content submission and review. Organizations can easily make their digital collections available on the Web using DSpace’s customizable end user interfaces along with many community-developed features and utilities.
 
About DuraSpace
DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. DuraSpace software and services are used worldwide as solutions for open access, institutional repositories, digital libraries, digital archives, data curation, virtual research environments, and more.  DuraSpace provides leadership and innovation in the use of open source and cloud-based technologies to serve libraries, universities, research centers, cultural heritage institutions, and other knowledge stewards.  The organization’s open source technology portfolio includes the DSpace open access repository application and the Fedora open repository platform. DuraSpace is also the home of DuraCloud, an emerging cloud-based service that leverages existing cloud infrastructure to enable durability and access to digital content.  The DuraSpace team includes recognized leaders and
experts in the management of digital information. The team works with an active and diverse international community committed to the durability of digital resources.