The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków joins the ranks of art universities using PCG Academia’s services, alongside the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theater Academy in Warsaw, the Film School in Lodz, and the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław.

PCG Academia will design and implement an Open Database of Art and Science for the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, consisting of an art and science repository along with a catalog of graphic collections. In the implementation PCG will use the latest version of the scientific repository DSpace 7 – the world’s most popular repository engine, with an estimated global market share of over 40%.

The repository will be divided into three areas: graphic collections; artistic, design and conservation achievements; and academic publications by Academy’s employees.

The system will ensure proper depositing, cataloguing, storing and sharing of both publication resources such as articles, monographs, chapters in monographs, conference materials, catalogs, publishing series organized into appropriate collections, as well as doctoral theses and artistic, design and conservation achievements, including paintings, drawings, artistic graphics and photographs.

The key feature of the repository will be the capability to perform multi-faceted searches involving all metadata defined in the system. The system will be aligned with the Academy’s brandbook and will be available in Polish and English language versions. The project will also include the transfer of data from the current catalog of the Academy of Fine Arts Main Library’s graphic collections of more than 35,000 items.

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Since 2021, PCG Academia has been a certified partner of LYRASIS, a non-profit organization developing DSpace and a number of other products like Fedora or VIVO. This means that PCG Academia works closely with the community responsible for the development and popularization of the DSpace repository in Poland and around the world. Thanks to such cooperation, we get direct access to knowledge about upcoming updates, new features, or technical support. We also have the opportunity to contribute to technological development and popularization of DSpace among universities.

PCG Academia offers the following services related to the launch and use of DSpace:

  • Installation and configuration of the software in any environment specified by the university (on-premises, private cloud, public cloud), or
  • Upgrading the existing repository instance with the transfer of data, functionalities and integrations done individually for the university;
  • Design and development of the user interface, aligned with the university’s graphic identity and the brand book;
  • Integration of DSpace with other systems found at the university, including ERP, OJS/OMP/OCS, and user authentication systems, e.g. CAS, LDAP, Active Directory, or Azure AD;
  • Design and implementation of new functionalities on individual order according to university’s requirements;
  • Backup and archiving of data stored within the repository, also using distributed cloud technology;
  • Maintenance and development, including the agreed package of hours and response times for requests recorded in the JIRA system.

PCG Academia has been working closely with the Jagiellonian Library since 2019, being responsible for the development and maintenance of the Jagiellonian University Repository (RUJ) based on DSpace. To this end, a dedicated team has been established at PCG Academia, specializing in the use of DSpace technology to build universities’ scientific repositories.

PCG Academia provides a free quote for projects to implement or update a scientific repository based on DSpace 7. You are welcome to contact us at +48 17 777 37 00 or by email: