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Featured Use Cases


The most common use of the DSpace software is by academic and research libraries as an open access repository for managing their faculty and student output. There are also many organizations using the software to host and manage subject based, dataset or media-based repositories. For a grid of the main use case categories as well as several examples of each, visit the DSpace use case page. To view a browsable/searchable list of known DSpace instances, see the “Who’s Using DSpace” user registry.


The Fedora Repository software is used by libraries, archives and research projects all over he world to preserve and provide specialized types of access to very large and complex aggregations of historic and cultural images, artifacts, text, media, datasets and documents. Fedora provides a way to store, manage, and access digital content as digital objects, ensuring long-term access and supporting a rich variety of inter-relationships and can be integrated into a wide variety of information applications. There are numerous examples of Fedora being used for digital collections, e-research, digital libraries, archives, digital preservation, institutional repositories, open access publishing, document management, digital asset management, and more.


DuraCloud has been designed to support replication and backup activities, preservation and archiving, repository backup, and multimedia access. DuraCloud also acts as a mediation layer between you and cloud storage providers, therefore eliminating the risk of vendor lock-in. Visit the use case examples and see how our current customers are using DuraCloud.


VIVO is used by universities, research organizations, governments and non-governmental organizations to collect, organize and showcase the work of their scholars. VIVO supports recording, editing, searching, browsing and visualizing scholarly activity. VIVO encourages research discovery, expert finding, network analysis and assessment of research impact. VIVO is easily extended to support additional domains of scholarly activity.