From: Audette, Michel A. <maudette@od...> - 2012-07-26 19:52:47
Dear DSpace users,
I am a biomedical engineer, previously at Kitware (which develops a software tool similar to DSpace: MIDAS), and now faculty member at Old Dominion University, and I've been asked to take part in a committee to come up with a Data Management Plan, in compliance with requirements for NSF and NIH proposals. We are looking at a number of competing solutions, all of them apparenty open-source: MIDAS, DSpace, and Fedora Commons.
Can members of the community comment on the following questions?
1) How these competing options compare to each other, i.e. pros and cons of each?
2) In the event that these competing options have different strengths, is it possible to exploit two or more, and exploit their complementarity (i.e.: are these solutions inter-operable?)?
3) Can DSpace accomodate medical images, for example, including extremely large images of fine resolution e.g. microscopy, time-sequences of tomographic images?
Thanks for your kind consideration.
Michel Audette, Ph.D.
Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering,
Old Dominion University,