Design and Development of Institutional Repository Using Dspace: A Case Study of Kuvempu University, India

Design and Development of Institutional Repository Using Dspace: A Case Study of Kuvempu University, India

B. S. Biradar (Department of Library and Information Science, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Karnataka, India) and Koteppa Banateppanavar (Department of Library and Information Science, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Karnataka, India)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/jdls.2012070101
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Abstract

Present study is a case study and limited only to Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India and describes the steps taken in implementing the IR. The present paper highlights the project undertaken i.e. creation of Institutional repository at Kuvempu University, India. The project is aimed to provide access to the literature highlighting institution's scholarship and to enhance the visibility of the institution's scholarship. It also provides a brief summary with guidelines to access the database. Logical approach is made in building different communities and collections. And details of the hardware and software requirements are provided along with information about available open source software .The paper provides evidence on how the Kuvempu University Institutional Repository was built from scratch and how different collections with numerous forms and formats can be accommodated using DSpace software. Many problems were faced during customisation of metadata forms for different collections apart from Dublin Core metadata fields. DSpace allows workflow and customisation as per institutional requirements. It supports community/collection based content and submission by different user communities. Finally this paper helps in planning to build an IR also helps the beginners in getting an idea of how different file formats can be used for different collections in order to maintain uniformity.
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2. About The Kuvempu University

The Kuvempu University was established in 1987. There are about 250 faculty members (including Guest Faculty) working in the core areas of Physics, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematical Science, Social Sciences, Education, Commerce and Management. These departments are broadly brought under the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Science and Technology;

  • Faculty of Arts;

  • Faculty of Commerce;

  • Faculty of Education.

4. Objectives Of The Study

The main objective of an IR is to enable the organization/institution develop its digital contents and make them accessible to the users through Internet. However, the specific objectives of IR are as follows:

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