> Dear DSpace community,
> The Foundation is trying to put a list together of most recent DSpace
> sites, so we can highlight these on our website and quantify for
> others what it takes to get a DSpace site up and running from a
> technical and non technical point of view. If you have recently
> launched a "vanilla" installation of DSpace please let us know.
Why is a "vanilla" site the benchmark, when hardly anyone is content
with that? A realistic cost/time estimate needs to include design and
I get many requests from organizations evaluating DSpace wanting to
know the level of effort to install right out of the box, without
making any customizations. It is not a BENCHMARK but a BASELINE. If
you would like to help us identify all the useful and important
customizations and the level of effort required I welcome your
input. The Foundation is just in the stages of getting a team
together so we can put process and support in to represent the total
needs of the community to be successful running DSpace. However, we
need the help of the community to do this . Given your experience,
passion and know how it would be great if you could work with us in a
Executive Director DSpace Foundation
From: Dorothea Salo <dsalo@li...> - 2007-12-13 12:37:55
> I get many requests from organizations evaluating DSpace wanting to
> know the level of effort to install right out of the box, without
> making any customizations.
Ah, I see. That makes sense.
> Given your experience,
> passion and know how it would be great if you could work with us in a
> positive fashion.
I may not be quite the right person, as when I was a DSpace newbie I
was running on a somewhat nontraditional setup (Mac OS X Server).
However, I'm happy to offer what I can. (On the other hand, it may
turn out useful to know that a librarian without sysadmin training can
learn to do this, so...) I can also pass on specific questions to the
person who does the real work on MINDS@...
Dorothea Salo dsalo@...
Digital Repository Librarian AIM: mindsatuw
University of Wisconsin
Rm 218, Memorial Library