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DSpace as an Open Archival Information System: Current Status and Future Directions

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dc.contributor.author Tansley, Robert
dc.contributor.author Bass, Mick
dc.contributor.author Smith, MacKenzie
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-17T13:54:17Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-17T13:54:17Z
dc.date.issued 2003-01
dc.identifier.isbn 3-540-40726-X
dc.identifier.issn 0302-9743
dc.identifier.other DOI:10.1007/b11967
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/29464
dc.description.abstract As more and more output from research institutions is born digital, a means for capturing and preserving the results of this investment is required. To begin to understand and address the problems surrounding this task, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories collaborated with MIT Libraries over two years to develop DSpace, an open source institutional repository software system. This paper describes DSpace in the context of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model. Particular attention is given to the preservation aspects of DSpace, and the current status of the DSpace system with respect to addressing these aspects. The reasons for various design decisions and trade-offs that were necessary to develop the system in a timely manner are given, and directions for future development are explored. While DSpace is not yet a complete solution to the problem of preserving digital research output, it is a production-capable system, represents a significant step forward, and is an excellent platform for future research and development. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag GmbH en
dc.subject digital libraries en
dc.subject institutional repository en
dc.subject open source software en
dc.title DSpace as an Open Archival Information System: Current Status and Future Directions en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.citation Robert Tansley, Mick Bass, MacKenzie Smith, DSpace as an Open Archival Information System: Current Status and Future Directions, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 2769, Jan 2003, Pages 446 - 460 en


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