Friday, September 3

DSpace — MIT's intellectual property repository

Introducing DSpace: DSpace Federation: "DSpace is an open source software system that enables institutions to:

Capture and describe digital works using a custom workflow process

Distribute an institution's digital works over the web, so users can search and retrieve items in the collection

Preserve digital works over the long term

To collect, distribute, and preserve research materials in increasingly complex digital formats is a time-consuming and expensive chore for individual faculty and their departments, labs, and centers to manage themselves. The DSpace system provides a way to manage these research materials and publications in a professionally maintained repository to give them greater visibility and accessibility over time.


DSpace accepts all forms of digital materials including text, images, video, and audio files. Possible content includes the following:

Articles and preprints

Technical reports

Working papers

Conference papers


Datasets: statistical, geospatial, matlab, etc.

Images: visual, scientific, etc.

Audio files

Video files

Learning objects

Reformatted digital library collections

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