Interested in Joining the SUNY Digital Repository?
Dspace allows us to create communities, sub-communities and collections. For the OLIS version of Dspace we are creating communities for campuses. Campuses may then define sub-communities (e.g. departments) and collections. Collections may fall under communities or sub-communities.
OLIS staff will configure the communities, sub-communities, collections and user accounts to manage content based on information you provide. Configuration settings can be changed at anytime so please don’t feel that it everything has to be perfect at the start.
We have created a spreadsheet file (Getting Started with DSpace.xls) with four tables in it to help gather the required information. There is a table for communities, sub-communities, collections, and user accounts. Please complete as much information as possible. It is not necessary to fill in all entries; let us know what information that you have currently available. You may need to create additional sub-community, collection and user account tables if you intend to have multiple sub-communities or collections.
Minimally, please send along information on:
If you are interested in adding content to the repository, please go to our Support Portal to submit a request.
The Dspace software includes a web interface which can be used by authorized contributors to add items to the collection one-at-a-time.
In addition, batches of items can be loaded into the repository by OLIS. For this latter approach, you will be asked to provide:
The DSpace application can recognize and manage a large number of file format and mime types. Some of the most common formats currently managed within the DSpace environment are PDF, Word, JPEG, MPEG, TIFF files. Although out-of-the-box DSpace only auto-recognizes common file formats, files of any format can be managed by DSpace. DSpace also provides a simple file format registry where you can register any unrecognized format, so that it can be identified in the future.