About DSpace

 DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories.  It is free and easy to install "out of the box" and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization.

DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets.  And with an ever-growing community of developers, committed  to continuously expanding and improving the software, each DSpace installation benefits from the next.

The DSpace Vision and Mission Statement

March 2016

Vision: The DSpace Project will produce the world’s choice for repository software providing the means for making information openly available and easy to manage.

Mission: We will create superior open source software by harnessing the skills of an active developer community, the energy and insights of engaged and active users, and the financial support of project members and registered service providers.
 
DSpace software will:
 
1. Focus on the Institutional Repository use case.
 
2. Be lean, agile, and flexible.
 
3. Be easy and simple to install and operate.
 
4. Include a core set of functionality that can be extended to or integrated with complementary services and tools in the larger scholarly ecosystem

Visualizing DSpace

DSpace is freely available as open source software. See the accompanying  DSpace Diagram.pdf that describes visually how DSpace works.

 

DSpace Video

 
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