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Document viewer with DSpace: a practical approach

Hirak Jyoti Hazarika (Department of Library and Information Science, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India)
S. Ravikumar (Department of Library and Information Science, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 18 June 2019

Issue publication date: 6 August 2019




This paper aims to provide an overview of the need and current development of document viewers for digitized objects in DSpace repositories, including a local viewer developed for a document collection as like research papers, thesis and dissertation.


The authors developed the concept for the to preserve and store all types of document in one data base with the help of open source software (OSS). The authors used Java Script programing to integrated and developed the system.


The major finding of our work is that large document file can be accommodated in DSpace without modifying the originality of the documents and viewing the document in a different dimension as a specialist needs. The combination of current technologies such as Google Doc Viewer and the Internet Archive Book Reader, as well as the growing number of digital repositories hosting digitized content, suggests that the DSpace community will probably benefit with an “out-of-the-box.”


In addition, to exploring the opportunities of OSS implementation in different research institutes, the study includes issues related to the implementation of the open source repository. This is the first time in India, as well as DSpace history to created and developed Document Viewer with the help of DSpace OSS. The study would have value for library professionals and the developer to understand the market in the context of OSS.



Hazarika, H.J. and Ravikumar, S. (2019), "Document viewer with DSpace: a practical approach", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 36 No. 5, pp. 22-26.



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