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Distributing Critical Information During A Pandemic

Distributing documentation efficiently and effectively during so much uncertainty can be difficult. Distributing critical information during a pandemic is beyond crucial. There is a lot of useful information around Covid-19: from how to wash your hands correctly to what the virus means for economic and social survival. But distributing documentation efficiently and effectively during so…

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DSpace metadata spring clean

The importance of clean, well-structured metadata cannot be ignored; poorly maintained metadata can affect discoverability of assets and can break search engine index. This can affect the impact of your archive and can result in less traffic and, potentially, less funding. There are various issues with your metadata you should look out for: Duplication Make…

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Integrate KnowledgeArc Matomo Statistics with DSpace

We are excited to announce the launch of our first integration of Matomo statistics with a DSpace digital archive. This brings together two leading open source projects, and provides DSpace users with a way to easily identify the impact of archived assets through easy-to-understand metrics. Why Matomo Matomo (formerly Piwik) is the leading open source…

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Authenticating your DSpace users with OpenAthens

We have been hard at work deploying OpenAthens integrations with DSpace for the National Health Service. OpenAthens is a centralized identity and access control mechanism provided by Eduserv, moving identities to cloud so that users can log in with the same details across multiple web applications and sites. We have recently completed the successful deployment…

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Owning your DSpace Data

Many application and SaaS hosts pitch a no fuss, easy to use, up-to-date hosted archive. However, most customers who sign up for these services don’t plan for what will happen when they no longer wish to use the services of their existing host. We’ve experienced customers who have tried to migrate away only to find…

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Launch DSpace in less than 5 minutes with the KnowledgeArc Platform

We are proud to announce the official release of our new hosting service, The KnowledgeArc Platform. The KnowledgeArc Platform uses a combination leading open source technologies to provide a fast, scalable, low-cost infrastructure for running various applications including DSpace and Solr. Services are containerized for fast deployment and upgrades, resulting in greatly reduced downtime even…

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Ethereum Archive – Embargoing

The concept of embargoing in the digital asset management world consists of making an item private until a particular point in time. There are various reasons for doing this. Maybe only select users are allowed to view the material for a particular amount of time; there may be a paywall, whereby only paying customers may…

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Ethereum Archive – Viewing an Item

In the post Ethereum as a Decentralized Archive we developed a simple item contract for archiving. The item held the hash of a file along with metadata describing the file. What we now need is a way to view an item contract on the Ethereum network. The easiest way is to display the item in…