DSpace Lessons Learned

A number of universities are currently developing DSpace services. We've polled them for tips to share with other DSpace teams.

Planning Phase

Recruiting Early Adopter/Beta Communities

Top Selling Points for Signing up Early Adopters

Library and Staffing Issues

Getting Content Submitted

Marketing a DSpace Service

Success doesn't always follow immediately after you publish an article, make a presentation, persuade a faculty member to preserve his/her work. Your marketing efforts pay off eventually, even if it doesn't feel that way immediately.

Please share your experiences as well – log in to the wiki site and click the Edit link at the bottom of this page to add your lessons learned.