Collect, manage and provide access

to the intellectual memory of your research institution

DSpace is a software that aims to collect, manage and disseminate the intellectual output of a research institution.

DSpace repositories accept all forms of digital material, including text, image, video and audio files, being able manage content such as eBooks, articles, technical reports, working papers, conference presentations, theses, data sets, computer programs, models and visual simulations, etc.

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  • Capture and describe digital documents according to an adaptable workflow
  • Distribute digital documents over the Web, allowing users to search and obtain copies
  • Organise information in communities and collections in way that reflects the structure of the organisation
  • Disseminate information using standard protocoles for metadata harvesting, promoting access and the creation of value added services

DSpace advantages

01. No licensing costs

DSpace is an open-source solution developed by HP in collaboration with the MIT.

This is a free software, without any licensing costs, that allows you to manage information in any digital format (e.g. text documents, audio, video, spreadsheets, data sets, etc.).

02. The largest community of users in the world

DSpace is implemented in over 1500 institutions across the world. It is predominantly used by university libraries to archive and promote the scientific output of its institution.

There are many institutions that use DSpace for other purposes, for example, as a repository for research data, photos, museum collections, newspapers, etc.

03. Highly configurable

DSpace is highly configurable allowing it to be parameterized to meet the needs of any institution.

Among other aspects, this solution allows the customization of its visual appearance, the definition of metadata elements to be used, configuration of deposit workflows, multiple languages, etc.

04. Integration with 3rd party systems

This solution can be integrated with other platforms belonging to the national scientific system, namely: curricula management platforms, theses and dissertations deposit systems, ORCID, CRIS systems, among others.

05. Statistics and reporting

DSpace can provide detailed statistics on the number of downloads and visualisations of deposited documents.

Statistics are organized in multiple dimensions and can be consulted by author, document, collection or community.