DSpace has over 3000 organizations that are currently using the DSpace software in a production or project environment. The most common use is by research libraries as an institutional repository, however there are many organizations using the software to host and manage subject based repositories, dataset repositories or media based repositories. DSpace is built to be flexible and customizable for any organization.

Features of DSpace include:

  • Free open source software
  • Completely customizable to fit user needs
  • Manage and preserve all format of digital content (PDF, Word, JPEG, MPEG, TIFF files)
  • Apache SOLR based search for metadata and full text contents
  • UTF-8 Support
  • Interface available in 22 languages
  • Granular group based access control, allowing setting permissions down to the level of individual files
  • Optimized for Google Scholar indexing
  • Plus, many more features!

With each DSpace release please refer to the DSpace wiki and the release notes for a full list of features.

Please review these videos to see the latest features of DSpace. More videos are available on DSpace Youtube Channel. Videos specific to DSpace 7.x/8.x are available on the DSpace 7.0 playlist.

In this brief video, we show the redesigned search experience within DSpace. This is a quick look at the new (Angular) User Interface introduced in DSpace 7.

In this quick video, see how to add/create a collection in DSpace.

In this quick video, see how to drag and drop in DSpace.

In this quick video, see how to export a collection to CSV in DSpace.

In this video, see how one can manage withdrawn items in DSpace.