Well structured and layered design
Simple user experience
Configurable workflow for submissions to the repository
Robust archiving and discovery platform
Open access design
Integration of tools
HUNDREDS OF LIBRARIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE USING DSPACE
|Site setup and configuration for your instance of DSpace, with default settings||$1000|
Monthly hosting fee per instance up to 10GB (paid monthly, quarterly or annually)
Additional fee for an extra 5GB of documents
|Persistent URLs through handle.net for 5 years||$380|
|One-day training for up to 6 staff members||$770|
|Customisation or integration work (hourly rate).||$150|
|Indicative cost of complex customisation and/or integration||$10,000|
We can also provide technical training tailored for systems librarians
DSpace has a very configurable submissions workflow
Worrying about easiness of use?
Do not! Contact us if you would like to try out DSpace in our test drive site!
We have plenty of experience implementing both small and large DSpace sites
DSpace is written in Java and it is scalable and portable across different operating system platforms.
Fast, low-cost and simple implementation
"Out of the box" software/ design
DSpace supports a broad range of image, video and document formats by ensuring that files in the repository are retrieved with the appropriate content-type MIME tag. This allows web browsers to display non-HTML documents: natively in some cases or by opening them with the correct helper application.
Visit our gallery for screenshots of Prosentient's DSpace interface customisations.
The layered application design allows front-end customisation while still allowing easy upgrade to new versions of DSpace. The user presentation level for the web interface is scalable and has several presentation options, including a set of JSP or XML-based forms for user presentation that can be customised without affecting the underlying Java-based application.
Types of customisation we have completed for our clients include:
Single sign-on integration
Spreadsheet bulk upload of resources
User interface presentation design
Alternative browsing presentation
Wiki integration for client maintainable, extended help
The integrated full text search engine allows simple and advanced searching. Content from Word, PDF, Excel and other formats can be full-text indexed for searching.
Standard query reporting tools can interrogate the metadata in the PostgreSQL (or Oracle) database. DSpace has cross-walk tools for XML that allow content delivery through standard protocols such as OAI/PMH. Content can be delivered from a highly scalable web portal or through harvesting systems such as OAI/PMH (Open Archives Initiative/Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). In addition, the system can generate Google site maps for integration with Google. Other cross-walk definitions can be added through an extensible harvesting protocol.
Through our integration with Koha, Prosentient Systems can also provide z39.50 access to the repository content.
The system can also be configured to automatically harvest content from other systems using OAI/PMH or its batch import/ingress functions.
DSpace supports RSS and email subscription to new content reports.
DSpace supports the following key archiving and metadata formats:
Dublin core (and other user-configurable metadata formats)
METS-based AIP format export
OAO-PMH for import harvesting and export
DSpace is written in Java and is portable across different operating system platforms. It is scalable, supporting multiple load-balanced instances.
Java JDK 6 or later
PostgresQL 8.1 or Oracle 9 (or later)
Tomcat 6 or later
Apache Maven 2
The XML-based Manakin user interface
Yes! Trove can harvest records from your DSpace using the OAI-PMH protocol! Let us know that you are interested in contributing to Trove, and we'll set up a metadata profile that complies with Trove's requirements.
You will also need a National Union Catalogue (NUC) code from the National Library of Australia and may also need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to contribute. If you're already a LibrariesAustralia member who contribues records to LibrariesAustralia, you may re-use your existing NUC code and you won't need to sign the MoU.
We will work with Trove to set up the harvesting, we'll have you review some test harvests, and when you're happy they'll start being added to Trove. There is no charge, so feel free to contact us, if you want to start this short process.