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Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 11:56:14 -0400
From: Valorie Hollister <vhollister a duraspace.org>
Subject: [Dspace-general] New and Improved DSpace Registry
Dear DSpace Community,
There is a new resource now available to the DSpace community -- the
much improved DSpace user registry
read the news item below for more information.
Director of Community Development, DSpace Project
vhollister a duraspace.org
Have you ever wondered which institutions have upgraded to the most
recent version of DSpace or which repositories have video files stored?
DuraSpace is pleased to announce a new resource, the community DSpace
The database was conceived of and designed by members of the DSpace
Global Outreach Committee
(DGOC) to address one of the biggest challenges within the DSpace user
community; not just to identify which institutions used DSpace, but also
cultivate a resource with some basic information about those
repositories to help facilitate connections between users. The work
started early last year and included a Community Networking Survey
which gathered data about repositories and seeded the information now
available in the database.
Members of the DSpace community will now be able to search the database
to discover other institutions which have similar repositories,
environments or interests to their own. The hope of DGOC and the
DuraSpace organization is that this listing will help foster all types
of connections and collaborations in the future.
What is new?
The most popular page on the dspace.org site for the last few years has
been the "Who's Using DSpace?" page. This page was a simple list of
DSpace repositories with only the institution name, country and URL link
listed. The list was not easily searchable or sortable.
The new DSpace repositories database provides much more information and
functionality. And there are now over 800 known repositories included in
the database, representing over 80 countries.
Main Table View
The main database view provides you with a sortable table of all known
DSpace instances. It includes the institution name, country, type of
institution (academic, museum, government, etc), DSpace version/user
interface and the URL link. This list can be re-ordered by any of the
fields listed -- so if you want to get a quick view of who is using 1.6
XML/Manakin it can be done in an instant by clicking on the column header.
Detailed Repository View
To view all the available information about a specific repository (use
case, file types stored, type of content stored, addons/extensions,
database, operating system, etc), you simply click on the institution
name. You will then view all the information available in the database
about that particular repository.
On the left hand side there is a number of search filters, including an
open text search which you can use to perform a single or multi-faceted
search and will produce a listing of those institutions which meet your
How can you add or update your institution's information?
The information available in the repositories database is limited to
what has been provided by the institution either by registering
previously on dspace.org, the ROAR listing (http://roar.eprints.org/) or
by responding to the April 2009 Community Networking Survey. We would
love to help foster more connections. Please take the time to register
or to update your repository's information by making use of the
for new listings or update form
existing listings. Please note that we expect updates to existing
listings may take a few days to show up in the database and we ask for
Many thanks to the DGOC for their design and review work on this
project. Thanks also to Valorie Hollister, Director of Community
Development, DSpace Project/DuraSpace for driving the project forward
and to Lauren L'Esperance, DSpace.org webmaster who worked out all the
We look forward to hearing your feedback and comments about the new
DSpace Registry. Please contact Valorie Hollister at
Susanna Mornati, Responsabile Area Ricerca CILEA
Via R. Sanzio 4, I-20090 SEGRATE MI
tel. +39 02 2699 5322, cell. +39 348 7090 226
Technology is 90% of the problem and 10% of the solution,
but having the right 10% can be a major benefit (Les Carr).
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