May 28, 2022

EIFL Publishes Checklist on How to Get the Best Out of DSpace Open Access Repository

From the Checklist Document:

2017-12-22_11-34-04One of the EIFL Open Access Programme goals for 2016 – 2017 was to enhance open access repositories in EIFL partner countries. This means ensuring that they work well together with other systems and platforms, and include new repository functionalities that make repositories more user-friendly and enable easier sharing of research outputs.

We have therefore created this checklist of tips for improving open access repositories that are built with DSpace software. The tips are drawn from a series of seven webinars organized by EIFL with invited experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, United Kingdom) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), from January to May 2016. The experts, Nason Bimbe (IDS) and Hilton Gibson (Stellenbosch University), shared suggestions and good practices in setting up and running open access repositories using DSpace free and open source software, which is the most commonly used repository software in EIFL partner countries.

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9 pages; PDF.

See Also: Additional Materials re: DSpace From EIFL

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