FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2015
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Contact: Carissa Smith <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
*DSpaceDirect Now Features DSpace 5 Improvements*
/Winchester, MA/ The hosted DSpaceDirect
<http://dspacedirect.org/> repository service just got better!
One of the key benefits in choosing the fully-hosted DSpaceDirect
repository service is that customers are able to use the most recent
version of DSpace without having to tie up staff and technical resources
to upgrade software. *All current and prospective customers now enjoy
DSpace 5 benefits–the ability to more easily migrate from older versions
of DSpace, to batch import content and more.* The release of DSpace 5
<http://duraspace.org/node/2436> offers users an even easier-to-use and
more efficient institutional repository solution.
* Sign-up for a DSpaceDirect information session:
* DSpaceDirect low-cost pricing options: http://dspacedirect.org/pricing
The following innovative features are now available as part of the
DSpaceDirect <http://dspacedirect.org/> service:
Adding a lot of content in a “batch” to a DSpaceDirect account just
became easier with the batch import feature that is now available
through the administrative interface. Users create a SimpleArchiveFormat
package, zip it up, and upload it through the browser and DSpaceDirect
will ingest the content and metadata automatically into the repository.
*File Download Tracking*
Individual file downloads in a DSpaceDirect repository are now tracked
and recorded in the Google Analytics interface along with a full list of
other repository statistics, allowing repository administrators to know
which files are being downloaded the most, the least, from where in the
*Thumbnail Image Enhancements*
Any time an image and NOW pdf file is added to a DSpaceDirect repository
a thumbnail for that file is created. With the latest upgrade, these
thumbnails are more crisp and clear than ever allowing users to easily
see a preview of the full-size image or pdf file being stored in the
And coming soon, the new, modern and responsive user interface for
DSpaceDirect that will make the repository mobile-friendly and a player
in the modern web technology world. Plans to roll out this new theme
will be underway early this summer, so stay tuned. For a preview of
what’s in store for the new interface, called Mirage 2, please visit the
demo DSpace web site (demo.dspace.org/xmlui <http://demo.dspace.org/xmlui>).
Two new and cost effective DSpaceDirect *Add-On Packages
<http://dspacedirect.org/add-on-packages>* are also available including:
*PDF Cover Pages*
DSpaceDirect will now automatically create a cover page for downloaded
pdfs stored in the repository. This citation page can be customized to
include the name and URL for the repository, the community and
collection where the pdf currently is stored, as well as the date,
title, author, and URI for the item and several other optional fields.
The ORCID integration add-on package for DSpaceDirect is an option which
enables ORCID compatibility to the existing DSpaceDirect author
capabilities. This new add-on lowers the threshold to adopting ORCID for
institutions interested in exploring ORCID capabilities.
DSpaceDirect subscription plans are priced very competitively and are
available in several different sizes to meet various customer needs.
Additionally, add-on packages are available in order to allow further
customization of a DSpaceDirect account. More information about pricing
can be found at http://dspacedirect.org/pricing.
Built on DSpace, the most widely-used repository application in the
world with more than 1,500 installed instances, DSpaceDirect was
inspired by the idea that the past creates the future as each generation
builds knowledge on the scholarship that came before. DSpaceDirect
(http://dspacedirect.org <http://dspacedirect.org/>) is a hosted DSpace
repository service that allows institutions of any size to afford to
keep their digital content safe and accessible over time.
DuraSpace (http://duraspace.org <http://duraspace.org/>), an independent
501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing leadership and
innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access
to digital data. We collaborate with academic, scientific, cultural, and
technology communities by supporting projects (DSpace, Fedora, VIVO) and
creating services (DuraCloud, DSpaceDirect, ArchivesDirect) to help
ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective
digital heritage. Our values are expressed in our organizational byline,
"Committed to our digital future."