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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…

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Using Ethereum as a Decentralized Archive

Ethereum is a powerful computer which uses the blockchain for processing and storing information in a decentralized way. Applications, known as smart contracts, are executed on the blockchain and the cost of interacting with these applications is baked into the price. Ethereum may not be the only decentralized computer but it is the most well…

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CRIStin Upgrade and Addressing Harvesting Issues

The new release of the CRIStin repository introduces new metadata fields which may break existing DSpace harvests. To address these changes, we have released a new version of the CRIStin metadata registry for DSpace instances and is publicly available from our code repository at https://github.com/knowledgearcdotorg/cristin/. Check out the associated README file for information on how…