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Making Institutional Repositories Work
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Discusses selection of a locally hosted, open-source system (DSpace/Fedora) versus a cloud-hosted, proprietary system (Digital Commons), it is important to note that these examples are merely illustrative. Libraries have a range of choices for repository software that includes open source and proprietary in any number of support environments, and exemplary repositories are flourishing on a variety of systems, both open source and proprietary. This chapter focuses on the differences between proprietary and open-source solutions, but also demonstrates how and why libraries choose a repository system. In writing about this process, we realized that it was important to acknowledge that there are two different audiences for this chapter: those who may just be starting out with building a repository at their institution, and those with an established repository who are considering a platform change. Thus, this chapter addresses the challenges and opportunities of platform selection in both circumstances.
© The Author(s) 2015. This is the authors' version of a work that was accepted for publication in Making Institutional Repositories Work (Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences), Burton B. Callicott, David Scherer, Andrew Wesolek (eds), Purdue University Press: 2016. The final publication is available at http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/making-institutional-repositories-work
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