Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Institutional Repositories

I got an email survey the other day from a group that's studying institutional repositories. One of the questions asked which repository we use. I printed out the list to bring home, but don't actually have the name or URL of the group doing the study. I'll post that here when I get back to work. Anyway, here's the list. The hyperlinking and descriptions are mine. Note that these repositories are mostly designed to hold academic works. They're more similar to online journals than archives.

ARNO From the Netherlands. Designed to archive academic research papers. Looks like open source software.

bePress The Berkely Electronic Press. Journals and institutional respositories (via licensed code, it looks like):

The Berkeley Electronic Press works with universities, research centers, institutes, departments and other hubs of knowledge to create electronic publications series. Many institutions license our repository technology, offered since 2004 in conjunction with ProQuest Information and Learning. Learn more about the DigitalCommons@ Institutional Repositories. Content from the following repositories and publication series are available freely and without restriction to all readers. [link]

CDSWare Cern Document Server: run your own electronic preprint server, an online digital library catalogue or a document repository on the web. It complies with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) and uses MARC21 as its underlying bibliographic standard. [more]

ContentDM From their website:

Setting industry standards for digital collection management, CONTENTdm provides tools for everything from organizing and managing to publishing and searching digital collections over the Internet.

The most powerful and flexible digital collection management package on the market today, CONTENTdm handles it all—documents, PDFs, images, video, and audio files. CONTENTdm is used by libraries, universities, government agencies, museums, corporations, historical societies, and a host of other organizations to support hundreds of diverse digital collections. Visit our customers' collections or learn more.

DigiTool From their website:

DigiTool (R) is an enterprise solution for the management of digital assets in libraries and academic environments.

DigiTool enables institutions to create, manage, preserve, and share locally administered digital collections. By improving the integration of digital collections with institutional portals and e-learning systems, institutions running DigiTool provide users with a seamless working environment.
DiVa This one seems like a specific application, not licensed. You can read about it here.

Documentum This looks like it's for really large applications. Probably expensive.

Dpubs Open source. From their website:

DPubS (Digital Publishing System) is a powerful and flexible open-source system for publishing digital documents... (more)
DSpace An open source project developed by MIT and HP. From their website:

DSpace is a groundbreaking digital repository system that captures, stores, indexes, preserves, and redistributes an organization's research data.
Fedora No, this isn't Red Hat. It's another open source solution. From their website:

[...] This unique combination of features makes Fedora an attractive solution in a variety of domains. Some examples of applications that are built upon Fedora include library collections management, multimedia authoring systems, archival repositories, institutional repositories, and digital libraries for education.

GNU Eprints Free software. From their website:

[...] enables research to be accessible to all, and provides the foundation for all academic institutions to create their own research repositories.
Greenstone Open source. From their website:
Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM.
HarvestRoad This looks like a commercial solution. From their website:

HarvestRoad Hive® is a federated digital repository system that manages sharing and reuse of any form of content in any online learning environment across any number of locations or countries and integrates with any Learning Management or ERP System.
Innovative Interfaces A commercial solution targeted at libraries.

i-Tor Open source. From their website:

i-Tor is an open-source (free) technology that enables you to create websites. They may be straightforward web pages, or information from a database, an Open Archive*, or some other file. i-Tor can also be used to make modifications: the creator of a web page can manage it directly on the site, either alone or in collaboration with others.
Luna Insight Looks like it's mainly designed for images. Commercial.

MyCoRe Open source. From the website:

MyCoRe is an Open Source project for the development of Digital Library and archive solutions [...]

OPUS This seems to be open source, but I couldn't find a home page for it.

Sun SITE From Sun software and the UC Berkeley library. I'm not sure that you can use this for an institutional repository, though.

Virginia Tech ETD Software. ETD stands for electronic theses and dissertations. I'm not sure if you can have their code, though. If so, I haven't found the right link.

While tracking these down, I came across A Guide to Institutional Repository Software. It has details about several of the above.

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