Maximizing the impact of institutional knowledge using DSpace

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.