Investigating the feasibility of digital repositories in private clouds

Lumpa, Mushashu and Suleman, Hussein (2019) Investigating the feasibility of digital repositories in private clouds, Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), 4-7 November 2019, Springer.

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Installing and configuring a digital repository toolkit for an organisation is a non-trivial task for which many organisations now seek external third-party service providers. Some of these service providers offer a cloud-hosted environment. However, universities increasingly have such cloud infrastructure in-house to support internal systems, and to maintain control and custody of data and systems. This study investigated the feasibility of using a private cloud internal to an organisation for the management of digital repositories. The results show that private cloud environments can run institutional repositories with negligible performance degradation as the number of virtual machine instances in the cloud are increased. A usability study of the prototype tool received positive feedback. Participants in the study were able to install and customise their own DSpace repositories.

Item Type: Conference paper
Subjects: Information systems > Information systems applications
Information systems > Information retrieval
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:31

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