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Repacking of Repository Software: Installing DSpace on Ubuntu using an installation tool

Chindove, Hatitye and Suleman Hussein (2011) Repacking of Repository Software: Installing DSpace on Ubuntu using an installation tool . Technical Report CS11-01-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

Usability of installation and configuration of digital repository software is one of the major issues for the implementation of digital repositories. There has been an increase in the need to share collections amongst institutes; however a problem still lies in the complexity of installation of the software. This paper highlights the complexity of installation of DSpace and a description of an installation tool that was developed and its underlying architecture. Experiments were carried out on the developed tool. The paper then gives a summary of the users, perceptions on the developed installation tool compared to their past experience of installing and configuring DSpace. The results showed that users viewed that installation and configuration made much simpler by the tool. Consequently this suggests that installation and configuration of digital repository tools could be much simpler.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:DSpace
Repository Software
installation tool
Subjects:D Software: D.0 GENERAL
ID Code:690
Deposited By:Chindove, Hatitye E
Deposited On:04 June 2011