Unique DuraCloud and DSpaceDirect Customer Use Cases
Submitted by on Thu, 2014-08-14 12:03
Winchester, MA DuraSpace services make it both efficient and cost effective to safeguard digital assets while at the same time making them widely available. The reasons behind why customers select either DuraCloud or DSpaceDirect are unique based on how they plan to use the service to meet organizational strategic objectives for preservation and, or long-term access.
DuraCloud is a state-of-the art archiving and cloud storage service that lets customers move copies of content into the cloud and store them with several different providers. The service also verifies content integrity and provides access to video/audio streaming capabilities with four different subscription plans.
Recently DuraSpace talked with Kristen Yarmey, Digital Services Librarian at University of Scranton's Weinberg Memorial Library about how using DuraCloud contributed to building collections and advancing scholarship at her institution. Read more about DuraCloud at the University of Scranton here. Additional DuraCloud customer profiles that include a variety of strategy and policy considerations in deciding to use DuraCloud, implementations and ideas for future directions can be found here.
DSpaceDirect is the hosted repository solution for low-cost discovery, access, archiving, and preservation. In talking with customers DuraSpace learned that large and small organizations had plans for how an economical hosted repository could help advance their objectives.
Dr. David King, Founder of The National Children's Advocacy Center's Child Abuse Library Online, explained, "Most solutions we looked at were designed for institutions with substantially greater funding - beyond anything NCAC CALiO™ could afford. Digital Commons and Open Repository, for example, are robust platforms with customized services that are nice to have, but we could not afford to go that route. CALiO™ is about gathering practical resources for use in the field by professionals rather than archiving local resources. With DSpaceDirect we have an easy-to-use, affordable way to provide full text access to our national and global users."
Read the CALiO™ - The National Children's Advocacy Center's Child Abuse Library Online customer profile here. Other DSpaceDirect customer profiles may be found here.