The Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has engaged Prosentient Systems to configure the open-source digital repository software, DSpace, for its Water Knowledge Base.

Soon to be available on the web, the Water Knowledge Base repository is a Northern Australia Water Futures Assessment initiative providing an enduring knowledge base to inform development and protection of Australia&s water resources. It aims to ensure development proceeds in an ecologically, culturally and economically sustainable way, providing a platform for digital research information to be safely stored with online access to documents and data.

Benefits of the Repository include:

  • Long-term preservation of a variety of digital artifacts in a range of formats including text, images, datasets, etc;
  • The ability to share information with a worldwide audience;
  • Quick distribution of research results;
  • A persistent URL that can be used as part of resource citation.

Case Studies


Koha, Interdocs and GratisNet in Northern Territory Health

The Northern Territory’s Health Library Network signed up for Prosentient System’s document delivery system and were impressed with the after sales service.  “We found Edmund to be very good to work with” explained Resources Management Librarian, Ruby Lindberg.  “No matter how many times we rang he was always patient and helpful.  After sales service and support is very important to us because we don’t have the technical in-house knowledge of the applications to do it ourselves”.  Their good experience with Interdocs soon led the library to join GratisNet, and then to take up the hosted Koha Library Management System.



DSpace: Australian Open Access Support Group

In this case study published by the Australian Open Access Support Group, Gemma Siemensma, Library Manager at Ballarat Health Services, describes the thinking and processes behind the introduction of their DSpace repository



Koha and DSpace in the NSW Parliamentary Library

When the Parliamentary Library of New South Wales began using Koha as its Library Management system and DSpace as its digital repository, the staff didn't do so to make a political statement about the viability of open source software. “This was just the software that fulfilled our requirements,” said Deborah Brown, Parliament’s chief librarian.

While having a physical collection, NSW Parliament library's lifeblood is digitized news media. Through their parliamentary copyright exemption they reproduce and store dozens of articles each day for the use of the Members of Parliament (and their staff) who make up their user base.


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