[EP-tech] Re: Eprints VS Dspace

Edwin Gamez edwingamez19 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 15:44:24 BST 2015

Thanks all for answering.

I agree, Jorge Ramírez. For indexing and search engine robots, I think
eprints is better.

And agree Ian, the comfort depends on the language in which we specialize.
I have more experience on JAVA,  but use Perl would be interesting.

Thanks again. For your answers


2015-07-16 0:57 GMT-06:00 Ian Stuart <Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk>:

> 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
> releases
> * 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.
> --
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