Association for Information Science and Technology

Annual Meeting
November 12-17, 2004
Providence, Rhode Island

“Managing and Enhancing Information:
Cultures and Conflicts”

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Building an Institutional Repository Using DSpace
Full Day Seminar, Friday, November 12, 2004, 9:00am-5:00pm (
separate fee)
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Universities and other organizations are producing digital objects—articles, reports, theses, audio/video, datasets—in ever increasing numbers. To collect, preserve and provide access to these digital objects, libraries around the world are building institutional repositories using a variety of software packages for digital asset and content management.  This course will discuss how to build an institutional repository using the open source DSpace software, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Issues to be covered include: DSpace system architecture and installation; metadata issues; marketing strategies for building content communities; administration and support; policy development; operational costs; and the definition of a sustainable business model.  The role of the DSpace Federation and ongoing development projects will also be covered.


Margret Branschofsky
Margret Branschofsky, User Support Manager of DSpace at MIT, has been working on the DSpace digital repository project in various capacities since its inception in 2000. Margret has over thirteen years of experience as a professional librarian in academic science and engineering libraries, most recently at MIT, where she was Associate Head of the Engineering and Science Libraries for six years. Margret's special interest has been the application of new technologies to library services.

Michael Leach

Members $225, non-members $255, before Oct. 1
Members $255, non-members $285, after Oct. 1
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