DSpace – Repository software survey, March 2009


Name: DSpace Foundation
Home Page URL: http://www.dspace.org/
Type: Not-for-profit
Other (Specify): -

Repository Software Product

Product Name: DSpace
Product URL: http://www.dspace.org/index.php/Software/
Latest Version ID: 1.5.1
Cost: Free

Supported Item Types (Storage and rendition)

Documents (pdf, doc, ppt,...): current standard
Images (jpeg, gif, png,...): current standard
Video (mpeg, avi,...): current standard
Audio (mp3, wav,...): current standard
Learning objects (scorm,...): current optional
Other: current optional
Other (specifics): Websites, CAD drawings, 3D

Thumbnail Previews

Image Files: current standard
Video Files: current standard
PDF & Texts: current standard

User Interface Functions

End-user Deposition: current standard
Built-in PDF Making: current 3rd party
Multi-language Support: current standard

Advanced Searching

Field-specific: Field-specific
Boolean logic: Boolean logic
Sorting options: Sorting options

Browse View Options

Author: Author
Academic Unit: -
Subjects: -
Year: Year
Title: Title
Collections: Collections
Other: Configurable. Any field can be used for browsing

Default Subject Classes

LoC Classification: -
LoC Subject Headings: -
DDC: -
UDC: -
Other: Controlled vocabularies can be created in XML

News Feeds

Atom: -

User Validation

Registration Required: current standard
LDAP Authentication: current optional
Athens Authentication: -
Shiboleth Authentication: current optional

Statistical Reporting

Top Downloads: current optional
Count of Full Records: current 3rd party

Software Platforms & Dependencies

Operating Systems

Windows: Windows
Other: Mac


MySQL: -
Oracle: Oracle
PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL
Sybase: -
Other: -
Other (Specifics): -

Scripting Languages

PHP: -
JavaScript: -
Other: -
Other (Specifics): Java

Metadata Formats

Dublin Core: Dublin Core
Qualified DC: Qualified DC
Other: -

Other Specifications

Other Specifications: -

Machine-to-Machine Interoperabilty

OAI-PMH: current standard
SWORD: current standard
SWAP: future standard
RoMEO Integration: -
Other: -

Administrators' Functions

Bulk Import: current standard
Bulk Export: current standard
Cover Sheet Generation: -
Customisable Workflow: current optional

Documentation & Help

Online Manual URL: http://www.dspace.org/1_5_1Documentation/
Discussion List: http://www.dspace.org/index.php/Mailing-Lists/
Helpline Email: http://www.dspace.org/index.php/component/option,com_facileforms/Itemid,230/
Phone: -


Training: Training
Consultancy: -
Site Visits: -
Other: Many services are offered via our service provider network

Exemplar Repositories

1. Name: Cambridge University
URL: http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/
2. Name: Trinity College, Dublin
URL: http://www.tara.tcd.ie/
3. Name: University of Edinburgh
URL: http://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/


: -

DSpace repositories in OpenDOAR

List of Repositories: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php?rSoftWareName=DSpace&format=titles&step=50
Worldwide Google Map: http://www.opendoar.org/find.php?rSoftWareName=DSpace&format=gmap


  • Current - Features in the product version that users can download/install and use today.
  • Future - Features that are currently undergoing testing or are planned for a future version.
  • Standard - Features that come "out of the box" and whose removal or disabling would require special effort.
  • Optional - Features that come as part of the normal package but which users must install or enable if they want them.
  • 3rd Party - Features that can be provided using software or add-ins from third party suppliers.
  • [blank] - The product does not have the relevant feature.

The information in this data sheet has been provided by DSpace Foundation in response to an RSP survey, and has not necessarily been verified by RSP staff.

March 2009