The Corisco 3 platform for digital repositories is basically a solution composed by several other applications, created to facilitate digital media administration, propagation and release.
As a project, it also involves the development and effort to create new features on it or putting together non-original components.
The platform is composed by DSpace 4.1, its main component, and others like the Linux OS, PostgreSQL database, NetBeans and pgAdmin III.
In other words, besides being a digital repository platform, it's a development platform too.
The project itself began with the necessity to update Corisco v2 platform. Some components of the old platform needed to be updated, mainly the DSpace (version 1.6 to 4.x).
My work on the project consisted by many research activities and tasks. Of course, its real applications too.
For example, our development team needed to code in an organized manner, using the proper tools, because Corisco v2 platform documents offered an excelent way of how to install it in a production server, but it didn't work as a development platform (really important for the project).
Then, these project necessities became project tasks for me. Google Docs was chosen to help us and I created 2 online documents (only portuguese):
Developing with DSpace and
Installing DSpace 4.1.
While in Rio de Janeiro city to meet the IPHAN team (actual project owner) so both teams get to know each other, I saw the opportunity to offer a virtual machine with only the DSpace 4.1 installed, to see if they could start getting accustomed to the digital repository. Until the present moment (MAY 2014), you can access it through
As a way to promote my work, Google Docs also provides editing history for its online documents, which I consider very useful.
All platform components, except for the operating system, are opensource and therefore, free to use. To help other people, I also decided to turn those 2 documents above public, so everyone can see and appreciate them.
Over the past few months, the project had suffered some changes, reflecting the university political changes. Although it started as an entire project, involving Brasiliana library site construction plus the new digital repository platform, today it remainded only as a digital repository platform, funded by BNDES and IPHAN.