TRAP-RCUB Repository Infrastructure


The Repository Development Team at the University of Belgrade Computer Centre (TRAP-RCUB) undertook to develop an interoperable, sustainable and affordable software and organizational model suitable for Serbian research organizations. The solution rests on:

  • a customized software platform based on DSpace: a separate instance installed for each organization, all of them hosted, centrally maintained and further developed by RCUB;
  • a set of tools and external applications developed to improve DSpace functionalities and respond to users’ needs (performing automated maintenance tasks, assigning ORCIDs, metadata normalization, massive metadata import, monitoring Altmetric scores, creating author profiles);
  • standardized workflows and quality control;
  • integration of repositories in international infrastructures;
  • flexible technical support and training for repository managers and users.

All repositories are compliant with the OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repositories v.3. All repositories are harvested by

  • OpenAIRE
  • BASE,
  • CORE,
  • Unpaywall,
  • WorldCat.

The platform is optimized for Google Scholar crawlers. Users are encouraged to deposit content types other than conventional research publications, and additional customizations are made, if necessary, to enable this.