Digital Commons and the Expert Gallery Suite are hosted and use cloud-based technology. We provide all the technical support you’ll need for the entire life of the platform. You focus on the faculty and research you need to show off to the world; we’ll handle the rest.
All clients receive:
- Full hosting and unlimited training, phone, and email support from an experienced, dedicated Consultant.
- Custom branding and tailored workflows to best suit your needs.
- Unlimited storage and preservation for scholarly content.
Spend time highlighting your work and researchers, not fixing software
Server-based repositories need frequent upgrades, which all too often means frequent crises: customizations that seemed cool now cause complications, the IT whiz has moved on to greener pastures, and you’re stuck with unwieldy exports of data that you’re not sure what to do with. With bepress, you benefit from experienced teams of developers and Consultants who do the heavy lifting for you.
Scale without the growing pains
All bepress products come with full support, from development and implementation to maintenance and upgrades. Librarians, staff, and faculty can upload and revise content with absolutely no support from IT staff—building autonomy for your group and keeping pace with your needs as you grow.
Reduce your total cost of ownership
A single annual license means costs are predictable and stable over time. While it may seem easier and less expensive to rely on free software and campus IT and infrastructure, the total cost of hosting, maintaining, upgrading, and supporting users comes out to be significantly more than what bepress charges for an annual subscription.
Easily preserve everything your institution produces
Content in Digital Commons is protected by a secure infrastructure that includes multiple backups and cloud storage with Amazon Glacier. Open standards (OAI-PMH) and complete institutional ownership make it simple to transfer scholarship off the platform as needed.
bepress Archive, a scalable solution using Amazon S3, offers even more control, on-demand access to all files, and the option to integrate with other Amazon Web Services solutions for security, alerting, and other needs. Amazon S3 is an industry-standard provider of preservation solutions, designed to ensure 99.999999999% file durability. The system uses checksums to perform data integrity checks, which ensures that files on S3 match the original file.
Unlimited storage means unlimited benefits
Scalable cloud storage lets you say yes (not “let me get back to you on that”) to any and every group on campus. From datasets to historical collections, audio and video to geo-location tools, files of any shape, size, and type are welcome at no additional cost.