What is it?

iKNiTO Space is powered by Dspace which is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories. It is easy to install and completely customize to fit the needs of any organization. iKNiTO Space preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets.

  • It captures your data in any format in text, video, audio, and data,
  • It stores your asset on a safe repository.
  • It indexes your work (Full Text), so users can search and retrieve your items.
  • It distributes your information over the web.
  • It preserves your digital work over the long term.

Who is it for?

iKNiTO Space is for any organization which produces and maintains data. This could be a research center, university, college, a museum, an archive, a publisher, or a Government center. In short, anyone who wishes to maintain their data in a repository and give them greater visibility and accessibility over time. Corporations which own valuable information and would like to preserve them are also among major users of this product.

Why use it?

  • Notion Wave is a Listed Service Provider of DuraSpace.
  • Fully integrates with iKNiTO Suite of products (iKNiTO DL, iKNiTO JS, and iKNiTO CS).
  • Powered by DSpace, the largest Open Source repository management tool.
  • Largest community of users and developers worldwide.
  • Completely customizable to fit your needs.
  • Manage and preserve all types of digital content: text, images, moving images, mpegs, datasets.
  • Used by educational, government, private and commercial institutions.


Customize User Interface

You can fully customize the look and feel of your iKNiTO Space website so it will integrate seamlessly with your own institution’s website and can be more intuitive for your users. iKNiTO Space provides two main user interface options: the traditional (JSP-based) interface, and Manakin (XML-based) which provides various “themes” out of the box.

Customize the Metadata

Dublin Core is the default metadata format within the iKNiTO Space application. However you can add or change any field to customize it for you application. iKNiTO Space currently supports any non hierarchical, flat name space, although it is possible to ingest other hierarchical metadata schemas into iKNiTO Space such as MARC and MODS. This requires using tools such as crosswalk and having some technical capability to map the transfer of data.

Configure Browse and Search

You can decide what fields you would like to display for browsing, such as author, title, date etc. on your iKNiTO Space website. You can also select any metadata fields you would like included in the search interface. All of the text within a given item and metadata associated with the item, are indexed for full text search if desired.

Local Authentication Mechanisms

iKNiTO Space comes with plugins for most university authentication methods, including: LDAP (and hierarchical LDAP), Shibboleth, X.509, IP-based. In addition, iKNiTO Space comes with its own internal authentication method, or can be configured to use multiple authentication methods at once. You can also build your own authentication plugin if you use a custom authentication mechanism.

Standards Compatibility

iKNiTO Space complies with many standard protocols for access, ingest, and export. Standards that iKNiTO Space supports include: OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, SWORD, WebDAV, OpenSearch, OpenURL, RSS, ATOM.

Configurable Database

You can use PostgreSQL for the database where iKNiTO Space manages its metadata.

Default Language

iKNiTO Space web application is available in over twenty languages includes Arabic. So if English is not your local language, you can customize the language which iKNiTO Space uses. You can also configure iKNiTO Space to support multiple languages, so that the language your user sees is the ‘preferred language’ set in their web browser.