Digital Commons and the Expert Gallery Suite are cloud-hosted solutions. We provide all the technical support you’ll need for the entire life of the platforms. You focus on the faculty, research and scholarship to show off to the world; we handle the rest.
All clients receive:
- Full hosting and training with 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 expertise, 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 you relied on has moved on to greener pastures, or you’re stuck with unwieldy data exports that you’re not sure what to do with. With bepress, you benefit from an experienced team of developers and dedicated 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 repository needs as you grow.
Reduce your total cost of ownership
A single annual subscription means costs are predictable and stable over time. While it may seem easier and less expensive to rely on free software and campus IT staff 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” (and not “let me get back to you on that”) to any and every group on campus. From data sets to historical collections, audio and video files to geo-location tools, files of any shape, size and type can be included in your repository at no additional cost.