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Digital Repository and Content Management Systems

Developed at the Center for Information Systems Optimization (CISO) at the University of Washington, and maintained by Digital Media Management, Inc (DiMeMa), "CONTENTdm offers scalable tools for archiving collections of any size. These tools are designed with minimal support requirements and maximum flexibility." "CONTENTdm is used by libraries, universities, government agencies, museums, corporations, historical societies, and a host of other organizations to support hundreds of diverse digital collections."

DSpace (MIT Libraries)
DSpace is an open source dynamic digital repository system developed in collaboration between MIT and Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). The system is based on an information model built around the idea of organizational "Communities"

EPrints (University of Southampton)
"EPrints software has been created so that institutions can create OAI-compliant Archives quickly, easily and for free. OAI-compliance means all Archives created in this way are "interoperable." They use the same (OAI) convention for tagging their metadata (author, title, date, journal, etc.). That means the contents of all such Archives can be harvested integrated, navigated and searched seamlessly, as if they were all in one global "virtual" archive. The primary purpose of the EPrints software is to help create open access to the peer-reviewed research output of all scholarly and scientific research institutions (mainly universities)."

Fedora (Fedora Project)
"Fedora is a general purpose repository service developed jointly by The University of Virginia Library and Cornell University. The Fedora project is devoted to the goal of providing open-source repository software that can serve as the foundation for many types of information management systems."

Greenstone (New Zealand Digital Library Project/University of Waikato)
Greenstone is an open source "suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, and developed and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO."

Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe (LOCKSS) (Stanford University)
LOCKSS "is open source, peer-to-peer software that functions as a persistent access preservation system. Information is delivered via the web, and stored using a sophisticated but easy to use caching system....LOCKSS provides librarians with an easy and inexpensive way to collect, store, preserve, and provide access to their own, local copy of authorized content they purchase."