DSpace 3.x Documentation
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DSpace is an open source software platform that enables organisations to: capture and describe digital material using a submission workflow module, or a variety of programmatic ingest options distribute an organisation's digital assets over the web through a search and retrieval system preserve digital assets over the long term. This system documentation includes a functional overview of the system (see page 20), which is a good introduction to the capabilities of the system, and should be readable by non-technical folk. Everyone should read this section first because it introduces some terminology used throughout the rest of the documentation. For people actually running a DSpace service, there is an installation guide (see page 39), and sections on configuration (see page 145) and the directory structure (see page 564). Finally, for those interested in the details of how DSpace works, and those potentially interested in modifying the code for their own purposes, there is a detailed architecture and design section (see page 570).