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If you plan to set up an open access repository using DSpace free and open source software, check out this webinar offered by EIFL, the Institute of Development Studies and Stellenbosch University.
Hilton Gibson (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) shares practical guidelines for starting an institutional repository with DSpace: network/infrastructure requirements, hardware recommendations, prerequisite software and DSpace installation instructions (based on SUNScholar/Practical guidelines for starting an institutional repository).
Try to avoid using "dspace", "space", "ir", "repository" or e-something in the URL selection because the connotation is confusing to current users and will be for future users...The software and IR concept are only the vehicles for the repository and should not define it's URL. You have to decide what the function of the repository is, before naming it. Keep the hostname (URL) short, easy to remember and persistent!