The world's first choice Open Source Solution for building Open Digital Repositories

DSpace is an open source software platform developed and supported by the DSpace community. It is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories focused on delivering digital content to end users and providing a full set of tools for managing and preserving content within the application. It is free and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization.

About Dspace

  • Preserves and enables easy & open access to all types of digital contents
  • It is support by a solid community
  • +2,000 installations worldwide
  • Digital Library standards compliant
  • 100% web-based

DSpace installations worldwide
DSpace is the most widely used repository software platform (open source or proprietary), with more than 2,000 installations worldwide representing a continuously growing and active user community.

Easy and open access
DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, audios, videos and data sets. And with an ever-growing community of developers, committed to continuously expanding and improving the software, each DSpace installation benefits from the next.

Unlimited File types
DSpace can store any type of file. In addition, it auto-recognizes files of most common formats (e.g., DOC, PDF, XLS, PPT, JPEG, MPEG, TIFF).

By default, DSpace uses a Qualified Dublin Core (QDC) based metadata schema. Institutions can extend that base schema or add custom QDC-like schemas.

DSpace is available in over 20 languages


  • Dublin Core
  • METS | MODS | XML | RDF Linked Data
  • MARC 21
  • LDAP Protocol
  • Opac
  • Creative Commons Licenses

[DSpace is the most widely used digital repository with more than 2,000 installations worldwide]

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