EIFL checklist: How to make your DSpace open access repository work really well

Checklist, based on EIFL webinars, to help you get the best out of your DSpace open access repository

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TYPE:
Guide
PUBLISHER:
EIFL
AUTHOR:
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager
DATE:
December 2017
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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EIFL developed this checklist to help repository managers and administrators, librarians and other support staff involved in managing scholarly output at research and educational institutions to enhance their DSpace open access repositories.

The checklist is based on a series of seven webinars organized by EIFL with invited experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, United Kingdom) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), from January to May 2016. The experts, Nason Bimbe (IDS) and Hilton Gibson (Stellenbosch University), shared suggestions and good practices in setting up and running open access repositories using DSpace free and open source software. DSpace is the most commonly used repository software in EIFL partner countries.

The first version of the checklist was published as a blog on the EIFL website in June 2016. This is the second revised version. In addition to updates, such as recommendations for more recent DSpace software versions, we included two new sections. The first new section is on Open Peer Review Modules for repositories, drawn from an EIFL webinar organized in partnership with COAR, OpenAIRE and DIGITAL.CSIC and led by Isabel Bernal (DIGITAL.CSIC manager); the second new section is on Next generation repositories.