DSpace is a digital repository system that captures, stores, indexes, preserves, and distributes digital research material. Subscription feature alerts users of new work.
HP Labs and MIT Libraries released the system worldwide in 2002, as a dynamic repository for the intellectual output in digital formats of multi-disciplinary research organizations.
As an open source system, DSpace is now freely available to all institutions to run as-is, or to modify and extend as they require to meet local needs. The DSpace system provides a way to manage research materials and scholarly publications in digital formats in a professionally maintained repository to give them greater visibility and accessibility over time.
Research institutions worldwide use DSpace as an institutional repository, a learning object repository, for records management, and more. The DSpace open source platform is freely available so you can customize and extend it to suit your needs.