The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has engaged Prosentient Systems to set up and configure its DSpace open-source digital repository.

GBRMPA is responsible for managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so that it is protected for the future. The Authority relies on the best available scientific information and engagement with experts and the community. Services to protect and manage the Reef range from issuing permits, providing advice on marine management and operating an education centre and aquarium.

 
The Authority chose the AgriOcean version of DSpace, specially customised by United Nation's agencies to support scientific literature in the fields of oceanography and agriculture.
 
AgriOcean customisations include support for specialist metadata sets, controlled vocabularies, authority control for specialist journals and type-based submission.  AgriOcean on DSpace is made freely available for download by any interested research institution.

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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