Monday, November 13, 2017

New Joining: University of Ilorin Library

It’s indeed glad to know that the University of Ilorin Library recently joined DSpace Users Club. URL:

Saturday, September 9, 2017

How to Install SubjectPlus 4.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

mysql -u root –p

CREATE DATABASE subjectplus;

CREATE USER sp@localhost;

SET PASSWORD FOR sp@localhost= PASSWORD("yourpassword");

GRANT ALL  ON `sp`.* TO `sp`@`localhost` IDENTIFIED BY 'yourpassword';

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON subjectplus.* TO sp@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'password';

sudo service apache2 restart
service mysql restart

sudo cd tmp
apt-get install unzip

mkdir -p /var/www/html/sp

Download SubjectPlus zip from
copy this tmp/ directory 

unzip -q /tmp/ -d /var/www/html/sp/

chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www/html/sp

chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/sp

ow proceed to the web installation of Joomla. Go to the 
URL http://localhost/sp/SubjectsPlus-4.2/control

Cheers you have done with the SubjectPlus installation in Ubuntu 14.04 

User interface:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Setting Default Password for PostgreSQL in Ubuntu

# sudo -u postgres psql
could not change directory to "/root"
psql (9.1.11)
Type "help" for help.

postgres=# \password
Enter new password:
Enter it again:
postgres=# \q

There is no default password.  on most unix and linux distributions, the 
default authentication mode is set to 'ident' which means a given unix 
user X can only connect as the postgres user X.   initially, the only 
postgres user is 'postgres', so...

(assuming you're on the typical unix/linux system, you didn't say)

     $ sudo -u postgres psql

     postgres=> alter user postgres password 'apassword';
     postgres=> create user yerusername createdb createuser password 'somepass';
     postgres=> create database yerusername owner yerusername;
     postgres=> \q

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Inclusive Librarianship: from limited Identity to limitless possibilities

By Bharat M. Chaudhari (MLS)


Inclusion mean or are at the very core of what libraries are all about and libraries and librarians have an essential, catalytic role to play in facilitating the full participation with people and Inclusive librarians ensure that their library’s facilities, services, programs, collections, and technology are designed in ways in which all people, regardless of their ability, have an opportunity to participate in and use them.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Installing DSpace 6.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Open terminal and put the command
sudo apt-get update

Install Java on your Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

Install ant on your Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install ant

Install maven on your Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install maven

Install Apache Tomcat 7:
sudo apt-get install tasksel

sudo tasksel

Select the following packages tomcat java server only by putting (*)

Add DSpace User to system
useradd -m dspace

Install PostgreSQL 9.6 
Add PostgreSQL Apt Repository

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb `lsb_release -cs`-pgdg main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list'
wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Install PostgreSQL

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib

sudo su - postgre
createuser --username=postgres --no-superuser --pwprompt dspace
createdb --username=postgres --owner=dspace --encoding=UNICODE dspace
psql --username=postgres dspace -c "CREATE EXTENSION pgcrypto;"

sudo mkdir /build
sudo chmod -R 777 /build
cd /build 

Install DSpace repository

tar -zxf dspace-6.0-src-release.tar.gz
cd /dspace-6.0-src-release
mvn -U package

cd dspace/target/dspace-installer 
(if target is not available in /dspace, then try try cd /dsapce/dspace-6.0-src-release/dspace/target/dspace-installer)

sudo ant fresh_install

/dspace/bin/dspace create-administrator

sudo service tomcat7 stop

udo cp -r /dspace/webapps/xmlui/ /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps
sudo cp -r /dspace/webapps/oai/ /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps
sudo cp -r /dspace/webapps/solr/ /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps

Fix Tomcat permissions, and restart the Tomcat server

sudo chown tomcat7:tomcat7 /dspace -R
sudo service tomcat7 start

Test DSpace xmlui  in your browser
That is all that is required to install DSpace on Ubuntu.
There are two main webapps that provide a
similar turn-key repository interface

Dspace Demo