[IRTalk] IDS Institutional Repository, OpenDocs upgraded to DSpace 5.5

Nason Bimbe nasonbimbe at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 10:15:04 SAST 2016

IDS Institutional Repository, OpenDocs upgraded to DSpace 5.5

We have now upgraded OpenDocs (https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/), the
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Institutional Repository to DSpace
5.5 with Mirage 2 Theme.

We also migrated to a new server from Debian Wheezy to Ubuntu server 16.04.
We are using Atmire's CUA module (
https://www.atmire.com/modules/content-usage-analysis-for-dspace) for
content and usage analysis statistics, deployed the RIOXX metadata (a
facility that RCUK uses to monitor OA compliance), installed the IRUS-UK (
http://www.irus.mimas.ac.uk/) module used for aggregating download
statistics among UK respositories and will be rolling out Document
Streaming (https://www.atmire.com/modules/document-streaming-for-dspace)
capabilities soon.

OpenDocs is the central digital repository for all OA publications,
therefore we operate a 'Deposit once but use everywhere' policy, for example

   - publications are first deposited in OpenDocs and then metadata is
   harvested via OAI-PMH to the CMS that runs the IDS website (see
   http://www.ids.ac.uk/publications) and use the xoai metadata schema for
   this as it offers a richer metadata attributes set.
   - a similar arragment is used for the IDS Bulletin, the IDS OA journal (
   http://bulletin.ids.ac.uk/idsbo) on the OJS platform
   - as well as other systems such as OKhub (https://www.okhub.org/),
   Making All Voices Count (
   just to mention a few.

Any feedback will be appreciated.


Nason Bimbe
Information Systems Manager
British Library for Development Studies (BLDS)

Institute of Development Studies
At the University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RE
Tel.  + 44 (0) 1273 915794
Mob. + 44 (0) 7808 794527
Email. n.bimbe at ids.ac.uk
Skype. bimben
Twitter. @nbimbe
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