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[EP-tech] Re: Eprints VS Dspace

The two products are, essentially, the same.

My choice came down to "I'm a Perl programmer" - therefore getting to 
grips with DSpace was going to be harder for me.

There are other things:
* DSpace has a large formal support network [duraspace] behind it, 
whilst EPrints doesn't
   - It's easier to get features into "core" eprints [when you know the 
right people to ask]
   - DSpace is more formal in what goes in & what to expect in future 

* DSpace envies the way EPrints is really agile in how its developed; 
EPrints envies DSpace in the large support structure it has in place

* DSpace has the concept of "collections", which are like mini 
repositories (which can have their own Look & Feel) within the one 
service; EPrints has the idea of multiple repositories (which can have 
radically different data-requirements) under one web server.

..... but, fundamentally, it comes down to what your tech staff are 
happiest using: Perl or Java

On 15/07/15 21:54, Edwin Gamez wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> I am currently implementing Eprints as a repository for digital
> collections. I have some time using eprints and have adjusted its
> structure and environment in general. But recently I asked me the
> question why use Eprints, instead of DSpace, has given me the task. I
> have not found anywhere that tells me a comparison which is better than
> the other, from my point of view both are equal.
> The question is: What is the difference between Eprints and DSpace? Why
> some decide to use DSpace and other eprints. I want to know your answers
> on what type of repository is more convenient to use and what are the
> advantages of each.


Ian Stuart.
Developer: ORI, RJ-Broker, and OpenDepot.org
Bibliographics and Multimedia Service Delivery team,
The University of Edinburgh.


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