Institutional academic archive systems form the infrastructure of institutions’ open access. Academic archive systems with open access standards contribute to the faster and easier delivery of the scientific outputs of the institution, the easier finding of past studies on the same subject, and the more citations of the institution’s publications. This high level of visibility increases the prestige of researchers and their institutions. Institutional academic archive systems perform the function of collecting and long-term storage of an institution’s intellectual outputs and allow access to large audiences as they are indexed by search engines.
The software used for institutional academic archive systems, which form the basis of open access systems, consists of free open source software and paid software produced by companies.
The DSpace enterprise archive system was first launched in November 2002 in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Hewlett-Packard (HP) to serve with a focus on long-term storage, preservation, indexing, and retrieval. Since 2002, 7 major versions have been published.
DSpace is an enterprise archive system using open source code. It stores the information resources produced in the institutions and offers them to open access in a protected way. It can be fully customized according to the needs of an institution.
Today, DSpace open source software exists as a turnkey repository application used by more than 2,000 institutions and organizations worldwide to provide permanent access to digital resources.
The importance of DSpace
As it is known, compiling the publications supported directly or indirectly by universities in our country and archiving them in institutional academic archives is obligatory according to the Higher Education Law No. 2547. In this context, with DSpace, in accordance with the open science policy, all kinds of documents produced within the university can be made available on the Internet in accordance with content archiving, long-term protection and copyright in accordance with international standards.
DSpace 7- A new architecture, brand new features, purely relational fiction between objects
DSpace 7 was developed in collaboration with more than 60 contributors led by LYRASIS, Atmire and 4Science. This version has the feature of being the most comprehensive of the versions published to date.
All functionality in this version of DSpace has been redesigned and redeployed. This new user interface is also powered by a new REST API that exposes all data and functionality to the web and allows DSpace to integrate and interact with external systems like never before. The most important of these innovations can be listed as follows:
Modern Angular (Açısal) kullanıcı arayüzü
DSpace 7 comes with a modern Angular user interface. This dynamic and fast interface provides the best end-user experience for both users accessing institutional archive content and librarians responsible for managing and developing collections.
In DSpace 7, authors get the attention they deserve with custom author landing pages. Users have instant access to all archive content associated with these authors directly from these pages. Thanks to its advanced authorization control features, it helps to associate the right author with individual publications by making use of the ORCID infrastructure.
A new Configurable Entities object model is available with DSpace 7 that allows to create items and store relationships between items. This feature can be applied to external identifier systems (eg ORCID), current research information systems (CRIS), journal publishing systems, etc.
Discover the new DSpace 7 with a brand new modern look and features. You can find the demo and more information of DSpace 7, which was provided with installation support by the Research Ecosystem team in Turkey, here https://demo7.dspace.org/home.
You can explore Ibn Haldun University’s Open Access system http://acikerisim.ihu.edu.tr, which was installed by Research Ecosystems and whose data is transferred without loss, and you can get information about it from us.