Institutional Repository Workshop 
1 - 3 April 2009, University of Pretoria  
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 About Institutional Repositories

More and more institutions in South Africa are starting to implement digital institutional repositories in order to collect, disseminate, manage, preserve, and index the research output created by their communities, as well as other special material after being digitized. For a university, this would include materials such as research journal articles (scholarly publications), before (pre-prints) and after (post-prints) undergoing peer review, and digital versions of theses and dissertations, but it might also include other digital assets generated by and donated to an institution, such as art and other image collections, conference papers and proceedings, etc. Once digital material was accepted by an institutional repository, this repository should be able to guarantee access and preservation of the digital data for years to come.

Software you can use to implement your Institutional Repository

CONTENTdm (Proprietary)
Content Pro (Innovative) (Proprietary)
D-NET v. 1.0 DRIVER (Open Source)
DSpace (Open Source)
EPrints (Open Source)
Fedora (Open Source)
Greenstone (Open Source)
ProQuest Digital Commons (Proprietary)
And many more ...

Status of Institutional Repositories in South Africa (according to ROAR and openDOAR)

IR Name/ Institution Base URL Manager
African Higher Education Research Online
Boloka: North-West University   Corrie Breitenbach
CSIR Research Space Siphethile Muswelanto
DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Wouter Klapwijk
Durban University of Technology Institutional Repository Pam Govender
Rhodes University eResearch Repository Irene Vermaak
Stellenbosch University SUNeTD repository  Wouter Klapwijk
University of Cape Town Computer Science Research Document Archive Hussein Suleman
University of Cape Town Lawspace
  Sue Wright
University of Johannesburg UJDigispace  Barrie Swanepoel
University of Pretoria Electronic Theses & Dissertations Unavailable Charles Ceronio
University of Pretoria Institutional Repository (UPSpace) Ina Smith
University of South Africa (UNISA ETD) Unavailable Ansie vd Westhuizen
University of the Western Cape Electronic Theses & Dissertations Unavailable Norma Moshoeshoe or Morne Petersen
University of the Witwatersrand IR (WIReDSpace) Charl Roberts
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