DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories. It is free and easy to install “out of the box” and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization. DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets. And with an ever-growing community of developers, committed to continuously expanding and improving the software, each DSpace installation benefits from the next.
Developed by MIT and HP Labs., 1,000 DSpace are running worldwide, in more than 70 countries. Compliant with standards including MARC, METS, MODS, Dspace uses Dublin Core metadata format. As OAI-PMH server, it can be harvested by other digital libraries.
IBAI Systems (mother company of SCANBIT) is Registered Service Provider of Dspace and responsible for the only case study in Spain mentioned in www.dspace.org: Memoria Digital Vasca, Fundación Sancho el Sabio (Digital Basque Memory, of the Sancho el Sabio Foundation for preserving the Basque cultural heritage). IBAI Systems was also commissioned by the Spanish Ministry of Culture the report on how to customize Dspace according Europeana Data Model.
IBAI Systems implemented more than 30 Dspace based digital libraries and repositories in Spain. Some examples are: Liburuklik (Basque Government), Arcimís (AEMET Spanish Agency of Metereology), Dadun (University of Navarra), Digibug (University of Granada), Repositorio CEU (Library network of CEU Foundation’s Universities), Repositori UJI (Jaume I University), Digilib (Pontificia Universitá della Santa Croce, in Rome) or Kypseli Digital Repository (Open University of Cyprus).