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

Gibson, Hilton <hgibson@sun.ac.za> hgibson at sun.ac.za
Thu Aug 18 10:21:16 SAST 2016

Hi Nason,

I like the application of your theme style.

Similar to: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Theme#Design_Considerations

Well done!


Hilton Gibson
Stellenbosch University Library
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Subject: [IRTalk] IDS Institutional Repository, OpenDocs upgraded to DSpace 5.5

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 (http://www.makingallvoicescount.org/publication/transforming-governance-can-technology-help-reshape-democracy/) just to mention a few.

Any feedback will be appreciated.


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

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