New [email protected]: Maximizing the impact of institutional knowledge using DSpace

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “Maximizing the impact of institutional knowledge using DSpace". 

This webinar will discuss how DSpace can be used as the single, canonical source for institutional outputs and how to integrate it with other services.


DSpace is a free, open-source software application for creating institutional repositories. Out of the box DSpace is a rather simple, uninspired repository, but with a bit of work it can be turned into a workhorse for disseminating institutional knowledge. By committing to using DSpace as the canonical location for institutional outputs, you can focus on standardizing metadata taxonomies and carefully curating content, then leverage application program interfaces (APIs) to integrate it with other services. This strategy is more efficient, reduces duplication of outputs, and increases the potential impact of institutional knowledge through syndication, harvesting, etc.


28th of July 2015 - 11:00 CEST - Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)


Alan Orth is a Linux systems administrator at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to supporting the research computing platform for scientific computing, he manages CGSpace, an institutional repository that captures the outputs of ILRI and many other CGIAR research institutions and their partners. Before working at ILRI, he worked as a volunteer teacher in Kenya where he taught computer science courses at the diploma level. He is passionate about free, libre, open-source software, and is involved with several Nairobi-based user groups such as the Nairobi GNU/Linux Users Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of California, Chico.

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to [email protected], containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.


This webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and CIARD