ABOUT THE RESOURCE
EIFL developed this checklist to help repository managers and administrators, librarians and other support staff involved in managing scholarly output at research and educational institutions to enhance their DSpace open access repositories.
The checklist is based on a series of seven webinars organized by EIFL with invited experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, United Kingdom) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), from January to May 2016. The experts, Nason Bimbe (IDS) and Hilton Gibson (Stellenbosch University), shared suggestions and good practices in setting up and running open access repositories using DSpace free and open source software. DSpace is the most commonly used repository software in EIFL partner countries.
This is the third revision of the checklist. It includes the latest version of DSpace software, and new sections on Golden rules for repository managers from BASE aggregator, CORE Recommender plug-in and Signposting and ResourceSync technologies. [The first version of the checklist was published as a blog on the EIFL website in June 2016.]