Matieland, South Africa Getting started when developing an intitutional repository involves much more than selecting an appropriate software plarform such as DSpace or Fedora.
Guidelines offered through Libopedia, a companion guide for the institutional repository SUNScholar (http://scholar.sun.ac.za) and a help guide for students working on computers in Stellenbosch University Library, takes "a holistic and integrated approach to research institutional repository management. The focus during development of the system has been long term digital preservation, security, stability and interoperability on the internet, using open systems."
SUNScholar/Practical guidelines for starting an institutional repository (IR): http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Practical_guidelines_for_starting_an_institutional_repository_(IR)
This soup-to-nuts overview may be particularly useful for those involved in the early stages of planning for an institutional repository.