DASH, Harvard's institutional repository, is a customized instance of DSpace 1.8. DSpace is the most widely-used application for institutional repositories.
Workflow customizations include authority control for Harvard authors, auto-matching of authors, auto-fill of metadata using DOIs, duplicate detection, integration of assistance authorization and waiver databases, and ORCID integration.
Interaction with other systems includes auto-ingest from PubMed Central's open-access subset, deposit via SWORD, and exposure of metadata via OAI-PMH.
DASH Stats and the DASHboard
Similar to DASH Stats is the DASHboard, a set of displays for internal metrics and workflow tools.
ETDs @ Harvard
ETDs @ Harvard is built on Vireo, open-source software developed by the Texas Digital Library. We are running twelve instances of the system, each customized for a particular school or program. Like DSpace, Vireo is written in Java. Theses and dissertations are loaded into DASH, the library catalog, the DRS, Harvard's preservation repository, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, and sent to be printed by a series of Python scripts.
OSC runs a number of websites and pages, including this one, as well as the sites for Copyright at Harvard Library, COPE, the journal-flipping project, the orphan-works project, and Library Lab. Past sites include those for Open Metadata (now available at the library website), Yana, Highbrow, and the Library Transition.
Historically, we used Drupal to build websites, but have migrated to static sites generated with Jekyll and dynamic content generated with Flask.
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