What is it?

DSpace-GLAM is a free open-source platform for the creation, preservation and dissemination of Digital Collections of Cultural Heritage.

It is an extension of DSpace with an enhanced data model and can be easily integrated with image viewers, media servers and a OCR module.

It is compliant with the key international standards that facilitate interoperability and data transfer among Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.

For an overview, see the tutorial “Putting Historical Data in Context: how to use DSpace-GLAM“.

Why do you need it?

Manage entities across the entire cultural heritage domain: collections, funding, persons, events, concepts, places, etc.

Create relations between digital objects and entities enabling full description of the cultural context

Visualise and analyse your data using grids, graphs, maps or by creating networks

Store, manage, curate, preserve, analyse and provide access to digital assets and their metadata

To create the perfect Cultural Heritage Management platform, enrich DSpace-GLAM with our add-ons:

Image Viewer

Access and visualize images rapidly, adapting them to any screen size and zoom level, without needing to download files

Video/Audio Streaming

Adaptive streaming for audio/video content, reducing bandwidth use and optimising the resolution

OCR & Transcription

Convert images into machine-readable text

Why are we a reliable partner?

The team at 4Science created DSpace-GLAM and its add-ons, such as the IIIF Image Viewer, in 2016,  continuously extending and improving it.

We have successfully implemented numerous digital libraries in institutions all over the world.

We are committed to sharing what we do and we make all key software enhancements available as open source.

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