Repository Software Sandbox Thursday, 28 March 2013

 

Discussions with CAIRSS Repository Managers has highlighted a need to provide the CAIRSS community with test sites for different repository software options. In response to this request CAIRSS Central has established the Repository Software Sandbox

The CAIRSS Repository Software Sandbox provides CAIRSS Repository Managers and Technical Officers the opportunity to:

  • Test and try out different repository software options to their current software
  • Experiment with configuration changes with a number of repository software options
  • View resource types and objects in a number of repository software options

All without having to install different repository software options at their own institution.

The CAIRSS Repository Software Sandbox also allows the CAIRSS Technical Officer to test data migration between different repository software options, which will in turn assist CAIRSS Community members when/if they decide to migrate to a new repository software platform.

CAIRSS Central has ingested the same test dataset into each repository software installation in the sandbox to start. CAIRSS Community members are invited to play/test each repository software installation in the sandbox. This includes:

  • Adding new objects
  • Editing objects
  • Deleting objects
  • Making interface configurations
  • Making functionality configurations

If you are undertaking larger configurations in the sandbox, please let the CAIRSS Technical Officer know. When each software installation gets too messy from numerous configurations, the CAIRSS Technical Officer will roll it back to a vanilla state. All major configuration and data manipulation will require administrator right via the web portals of each software installation, please contact the CAIRSS Technical Officer at cairss-technical@caul.edu.au for Administrator user name and password.

At this stage only open source repository software options are included in the sandbox. CAIRSS will be communicating with commercial repository software vendors to see if they are able to participate in the CAIRSS Repository Software Sandbox in the future.

Digital Commons

http://demo.dc.bepress.com/

Note: This is a link to a vendor hosted demonstration system rather than a repository CAIRSS manages. CAIRSS community members are able to test the Digital Commons document submission process here. The vendor also offers webinars for CAIRSS community members seeking further Digital Commons information.

DSpace Version 3.0

http://demo.dspace.org/jspui

EPrints Version 3.3.8

http://demoprints.eprints.org

Fez

https://fezdemo.library.uq.edu.au/

Note: This is a link to a hosted UQ demonstration system rather than a repository CAIRSS manages. Please contact the CAIRSS Technical Officer for log in details.