DCC Technology Watch Papers: DSpace
Digital Repositories play a vital role in the curation of digital materials and offer a convenient way to store, manage, reuse and curate a variety of digital materials. The term 'digital repository' can be applied to a number of different digital storage initiatives, which may also be referred to as 'institutional repositories' or 'digital archives'. A growing number of repository models and systems are available and used by a variety of communities. They can take many forms and carry out many different functions. This technology watch paper provides an introduction to the features and functionality of the DSpace digital repository system.