I'm new to this list so please forgive me for asking an obvious question. My institution is considering using DSpace as both a repository of scholarly work and for the library's digital image collections. In poking around at the web sites of libraries that use DSpace, I've not found many that use it for their digital collections (or I somehow managed to miss them!). I spoke with someone whose library uses DSpace for scholarly papers, but uses ContentDM as the platform for digital collections, and that seems to be the norm.
Is DSpace an appropriate platform for our library's digital collections of documents and images such as photographs? What are the strengths and weaknesses of DSpace compared to, say, ContentDM?
Thank you in advance for you help.
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