Extending Greenstone for Institutional Repositories

  • David Bainbridge
  • Wendy Osborn
  • Ian H. Witten
  • David M. Nichols
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4312)


We examine the problem of designing a generalized system for building institutional repositories. Widely used schemes such as DSpace are tailored to a particular set of requirements: fixed metadata set; standard view when searching and browsing; pre-determined sequence for depositing items; built-in workflow for vetting new items. In contrast, Fedora builds in flexibility: institutional repositories are just one possible instantiation—however generality incurs a high overhead and uptake has been sluggish. This paper shows how existing components of the Greenstone software can be repurposed to provide a generalized institutional repository that falls between these extremes.


Digital Library Institutional Repository Submission Process Open Archival Information System Full Text Indexing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Bainbridge
    • 1
  • Wendy Osborn
    • 2
  • Ian H. Witten
    • 1
  • David M. Nichols
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of LethbridgeLethbridgeCanada

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