What is DSpace?
DSpace is a turnkey institutional repository application. Globally, it is the most widely-used open source repository software with over 1,000 known installations in over 90 countries. Out-of-the-box, DSpace is primarily used for the creation of institutional repositories and open access repositories. DSpace is installed by organizations, especially libraries, as a way to provide access to research output, scholarly publications, library collections, and more. DSpace stores any type of content (text, image, audio, video) and offers built-in workflows for content submission and review. The DSpace application provides many features and tools for managing digital content and enabling digital preservation. Organizations can easily make their digital collections available on the Web using DSpace's customizable end user interfaces along with many community-developed features and utilities.