UNESCO Publishes Guide to Compare Institutional Repository Software

posted Feb 24, 2014, 2:48 PM by John Hagen   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 2:52 PM ]
UNESCO has published Guidelines to compare Institutional Repository Software as part of the their Open Access Strategy. It compares the features of the major platforms and is intended to help libraries focus on which features will help facilitate the success of their repository.

Institutional Repositories (IRs) were first developed as an online solution for collecting, preserving, and disseminating the scholarship of universities, colleges, and other research institutions.

The current publication compares the five most widely adopted IR platforms: Digital Commons, Dspace, Eprints, Fedora, and Islandora.

Librarians can now compare platforms by focusing on the critical features that will address their needs and make their repositories successful. This comprehensive overview and comparison of the major institutional platforms is a welcome resource among the IR librarian's toolkit!