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DSpace is a document management system designed to facilitate better preservation and sharing of academic research. Each university runs a copy of the software and registers for a unique “handle.” This allows for a federated repository system in which every piece of content added to any system will have a universally-unique identifier. The notable qualities of DSpace include:

  • Built from the ground up intended for Universities with the goal of improving preservation and sharing of academic research.
  • Support for all forms of digital content (text docs, pdf’s, images, video, graphics) with full-text indexing and searching of text-based content.
  • Extensive academic-specific meta-data and globally-unique identifiers on every piece of content.
  • Security contexts with groups, users and permissions to enable or restrict access to content as needed

The video below is a quick primer on how to submit your first article into the system. Watch the video and then try it out yourself using the orange button below.

*Make sure the button is on and click the button to expand the video to full-screen and watch the screencast in hi-def.