RSP Hosts DSpace Popular Technical Day

13th November 2007, by

Delegates Gather in Bath for Repository Surgery

On a crisp winters morning at Bath University delegates arrived for the DSpace technical day, a JISC funded RSP event to assist repository administrators, technical support staff and developers in the setting up, configuring and day to day operation of DSpace institutional repositories.

The event started with a basic DSpace tutorial run by Stuart Lewis and Chris Yates of the RSP. The tutorial allowed delegates to receive “hands on” experience of installing and configuring a DSpace repository by using a DSpace live CD produced by the RSP. Once delegates had set up a working repository they then had the opportunity to submit an item into their newly created repository. The basic tutorial wrapped up with a look at some further customisation of the repository software and some of the tools that a DSpace administrator may use in their role. Running in parallel to this tutorial session, an advanced surgery session took place allowing delegates to discuss some of the more technical issues that they were experiencing.

After a well received lunch, the day continued with an advanced tutorial run by James Rutherford of HP Labs and Graham Triggs of Biomed Central. This session looked in more detail at some of the technical aspects of using DSpace as an institutional repository, including configuration of the DSpace browse system and DSpace plug-ins. In the afternoon the parallel sessions swapped and a basic surgery session took place for delegates to discuss any DSpace related questions they had.

Overall the day was a success with positive feedback from participants. The RSP hope to run a similar event early next year as a continuation of this event.

The RSP would like to offer especial thanks to Kara Jones for arranging the venue and for her effort in organising behind the scenes!

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