We make use of DSpace at our institution. It works pretty well, though you
do need to have some amount of IT support since it is open source. That
said a lot of what you go with depends on what is going in. If it is
largely text materials then DSpace or Digital Commons are both good
options. If you are going to be putting in non-text materials like data
sets then seriously consider Fedora Hydra, actually you might want to just
look into this one anyway since a lot of places are moving to Fedora.
On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 9:41 AM, Knight, Kathryn E. <[log in to unmask]>
> Hello all,
> My institution is working on a massive overhaul of our current
> institutional repository. At this point we're still deciding what to choose
> (DSpace, Invenio, etc.). Since I don't have much experience with IRs and so
> far all I can do in meetings is wave my arms and crow about metadata a
> bunch, I thought I'd appeal to the collective Code4Lib brain for some
> repository input. If you have an IR at your institution, what do you like
> about it? Hate? What about the end users? What is your submission process
> like? Anything you wish it could do that it doesn't? Etc.
> Please feel free to contact me off list with your thoughts, if you care to
> share-I'll keep all information confidential.
> Thanks so much,
> Kathryn Knight
> Metadata and Cataloging Librarian
> Oak Ridge National Laboratory Research Library