Psepheda - Ψηφίδα: DSpace at University of Macedonia Library and Information Centre
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Our DSpace installation addresses two needs for the time being; that of a digital library and that of an Institutional Repository, with the intention of digitizing and hosting the University’s archive. Our digital library will include two digitized Greek journals of scientific content, the digital files of South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics , our Library’s newsletters as well as digitized textbooks accessible only by the blind students of our University. Our IR is still under way as we expect the support of our University Administration in order to contact the academic community and convince them to self-archive. We have included, however, PhD theses for which we demand a license to be signed by the authors. Unlicensed content is also uploaded, but is treated differently. The digital files are uploaded in pdf and ps format. Our needs demanded translation of the user interface into Greek, which we deposited to the DSpace wiki. We also created a new submission form for dissertations which required the addition of metadata fields to the Dublin Core registry. In addition, minor modifications were made to the web interface in order to meet our users’ needs. System authentication is implemented using IP address access lists whereas archive data and database integrity is ensured by redundant storage disks and regular backups.