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DPubS Software Features

• Scalable, single platform for electronic publishing. Supports the publication of multiple formats from the same platform. The system comes preconfigured to publish journals, monographs, and conference proceedings, and it can be configured to publish other formats.

• Rich presentation features. Permits publishers to tailor the appearance and identity of a publication using DPubS’ rich presentation features. Different publications on the same system may have their own look and feel, giving publishers and content owners subtle branding opportunities.

• Multiple business models. Supports multiple business models: both open-access and fee-based models, that is, subscription or pay-per-view options

• Greater exposure and visibility of publications. Compliant with the OAI-MHP 2.0 protocol, DPubS allows OAI service providers to harvest metadata records for its content and thus permits implementers to share metadata with others. Full text can easily be made accessible to Google Scholar and other search services.

• Administrative management tools for nontechnical staff. Staff have Web-based access to administrative functions such as adding new publications, defining collections, submitting content and subscription data (for publishers or data providers), viewing content and subscription-data submission queues, loading content, loading subscription data, configuring OAI services, etc.

• Interoperability with institutional repositories. DPubS can be used to provide publishing capabilities on top of institutional repositories such as Fedora (DSpace forthcoming early2007). This capability can be extended to other repository systems.

• Flexible and extensible handling of file and metadata formats. DPubS is preconfigured to work with typical full-text file formats (PDFs, Word files, PowerPoint presentations, HTML files, etc.). With simple configuration, other formats can be added, as well as metadata formats.

• Modular architecture allowing easy extension and customization. DPubS is based on an open-services architecture that allows for the rapid addition of enhancements and extensions that users may develop.


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