Practical guidelines for starting an institutional repository using DSpace software
If you are going to build your own repository, then use the latest version of the guide, which is available online, for free, at the following shortened wiki web link: http://bit.ly/goodir
These guidelines are targeted at academic institutions in developing countries world wide who want to start an open access research repository and who want to know in detail what is required and how to do it step-by-step. The guidelines below take a holistic and integrated approach to research institutional repository management. The focus during development of the system has been long term repository preservation, security, stability and interoperability on the internet, using open systems.