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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is DPubS?

A: DPubS (Digital Publishing System) is an open-source software system designed to enable the organization, presentation, and delivery of scholarly journals, monographs, conference proceedings, and other common and evolving means of academic discourse.

Q: Who developed DPubS?

A: The origins of DPubS are in the Dienst system, developed within Cornell's Computer Science department in the early '90s. Beginning in 2000, the code base was significantly modified and extended by the Cornell University Library for the support of Project Euclid, Cornell's successful library-based e-publishing initiative. Since 2004, the Cornell Library has worked with the Penn State University Libraries and Press to generalize and extend DPubS as a full-featured, extensible publishing application.

Q: Who is DPubS designed for?

A: DPubS is designed for academic libraries and institutions with a need for a powerful and flexible open-source electronic publishing platform.

Q: Where can I get the code?

A: The latest release of DPubS software is freely available under an open-source license. Please visit the DPubS Wiki for the latest software version and installation documentation.

Q: What are software requirements for running DPubS?

A: DPubS runs in an Apache/mod_perl environment and has been tested on Solaris and Linux. It requires only commonly available open source software.

Q: What are examples of current installations of DPubS?

A: DPubS is currently supporting the academic publishing community by delivering a variety of unique publications. For examples see the DPubS Projects page.



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