Organization Description

The CSU system is composed of 23 campuses and has over 400,000 students supported by 47,000 faculty members and staff. It is the largest senior system of higher education in the United States. In 2007, CSU adopted DSpace as part of a strategic plan to implement system wide Institutional Repository Services. An Institutional Repository Task Force was established to put together support materials and guidelines that will be distributed in support of the services for CSU system. Part of the architecture for the Institutional Repository is the reliance of standards for meta-data and the harvesting of meta-data so that institutional repositories through-out the CSU can be accessed via a single search. These same standards will allow CSU repository information to be shared with other repositories in California.

Project Introduction

Since 2010, @mire has been contracted by the CSU Chancellors Office to provide the critical support and technical expertise to maintain its system wide DSpace Institutional Repository Hosting Platform. @mire continues to support original CSU projects integrating DJatoka and CAS into DSpace. As well @mire has implemented new support for Bitstream Embargo, support for Kaltura Based HTML5 Video Streaming and integration of Authority Controls based on Getty vocabularies. The Visual Collective is an excellent example of a thematic repository. With customizations such as the integration of licensed Getty vocabularies and the DJatoka JPEG 2000 Image Server, the Visual Collective leverages DSpace as a platform for preservation of and access to high resolution images.


  • Getty Vocabulary based Authority Control
  • Djatoka JPEG 2000 Image Server
  • Bitstream Embargo
  • CAS Authentication
  • Kaltura video streaming
  • Custom theme for each campus style