Implementing an Institutional Repository: The DSpace Experience at MIT
Author(s)Baudoin, Patsy; Branschofsky, Margret
This paper describes MIT Libraries' experience implementing DSpace, a home-grown open source digital institutional repository, which other institutions may want to introduce as a service to their communities. MIT's introduction of DSpace as an operating service illustrates the many political and organizational considerations that must be addressed to establish and operate institutional repositories. In addition to detailing some of the policies developed and organizational changes undertaken, this article describes the kinds of questions future implementers of DSpace will want to answer. It also outlines the impacts the service has had on the library, on MIT, and on the perception of MIT Libraries within the Institute.
Science & Technology Libraries, Volume 24, Issue 1/2, June 2004, p.31-45.
DSpace, Digital Archive, Digital Instituional Repository, Library policies, Digital Libraries