Package Comparision

DSpace and Fedora are included in the Open Source Software in Libraries Registry as a Content Repository. The characteristics of a content repository are listed below along with answers for DSpace and Fedora.

Characteristic DSpace Fedora
Category: Content Repository Content Repository
License: BSD Revised Apache License, Version 2.0
Development Status: Production/Stable Production/Stable
Operating System: Linux, MacOS, Windows Linux, MacOS, Windows
Technologies Used: Tomcat, XSLT, Dublin Core Tomcat, XSLT, Dublin Core
Programming Languages: Java Java

Characteristics Specific to Content Repositories

Documents: Yes Yes
Images: Yes Yes
Learning Objects: Yes Yes
Other: Can store & manage all content types Fedora can store manage all item types. Rendition will depend on the user interface utilised in conjunction with Fedora
Streaming media: With added plugin With added plugin
Dublin Core: Yes Yes
Qualified DC: Yes Yes
METS: Yes Yes
MARC: Yes Yes
Other Metadata: DSpace can import/export content from a variety of metadata formats, including MODS, PREMIS, etc. Any XML metadata format
Object Versioning: Yes Yes
Built-in workflows: Limited/Hard coded No