DSpace Alternatives

    DSpace is described as 'open source software enables open sharing of content that spans organizations, continents and time' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are eight alternatives to DSpace for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Docker. The best alternative is VuFind, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DSpace are Evergreen ILS (Free, Open Source), Invenio (Free, Open Source), Greenstone Digital Library (Free, Open Source) and FedoraCommons (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 26, 2018

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed for libraries by libraries.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Evergreen is a highly-scalable software for libraries that helps library patrons find library materials, and helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate those materials, no matter how large or complex the libraries.


    1. Invenio is a free, open-source software to run a digital library or document repository on the web.
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    2. Greenstone is a suite of software tools for building and distributing digital library collections on the Internet or CD-ROM. It is open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
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    3. Fedora (Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture) was originally developed by researchers at Cornell University as an architecture for storing, managing, and accessing digital content in the form of digital objects inspired by the Kahn and Wilensky Framework.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      EPrints supports research papers, theses, teaching materials, arts and more.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Docker
      RODA is a complete digital repository that delivers functionality for all the main units of the OAIS reference model. RODA is based on open-source technologies and is supported by existing standards such as the OAIS, METS, EAD and PREMIS.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Ambra is an innovative Open Source platform for publishing Open Access research articles. Ambra is a high-volume, efficient and economical system for the publication of research articles in all areas of science.
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