DSpace: Pricing

The licensing flexibility of open source means that we can provide DSpace in a variety of different ways to suite your needs and requirements: we can host for you, we can provide dedicated hosting or a shared hosting model,  we can install on your servers or in  an Azure or Amazon web server environment that you provide.   The costs vary according to the hosting model selected.  Being open source, there is no lock-in to the platform over time.

Our GST inclusive prices for setting up a hosted DSpace Repository are:

Once-off costs
Site set-up and configuration for your instance of DSpace, with default settings $2600
Recurrent costs

Annual hosting fee in our Ultimo data centre in our "out of the box" hosting

AWS or Azure hosted service (support component) dependent on the level of custom institutional integration and support



Annual hosting in our data centre includes up to 20GB  storage and is designed for document repositories.   

Additional storage can be purchased at a fee of $900 per additional 10GB increment per annum

For larger collections or for collections containing video or audio content we can provide document storage on Amazon Web Services S3 object storage.  The additional annual fee for storage in AWS S3 bucket (Asia/Pacific Sydney data centre) is:
   Up to 1TB storage included in the annual hosting fee (usage based) additional fee per annum
   We will also bill monthly any AWS usage based charges where AWS S3 charges exceed $75 in a month






Optional services
Persistent URLs through handle.net for 5 years (handle.net fees) including registration fee $USD300
One day training for up to nine staff members $1600
Customisation or integration work (hourly rate) $175
Indicative cost of complex customisation and/or integration $10,000

DSpace is an open source system, meaning the software is free to anyone to download, install and use. However, we offer a fully hosted services platform for DSpace to solve the practical problems organisations have in actually deploying the DSpace repository. 

The licensing flexibility of open source means that we can provide Koha in a variety of different ways to suite your needs and requirements.  The pricing above is for our Ultimo data center.  We can also install and support DSpace:

  • on your own servers
  • on Amazon Web Servers in the Sydney, Singapore and other data centres
  • on Microsoft Azure and other cloud platforms.

If you require more custom configurations, such as changes to the interface, additional metadata, customised workflow or additional integration, we can undertake this work at our usual customisation and integration hourly rate. This includes workshopping requirements with the client, designing, prototyping, testing and implementing.

We recommend utilising handle.net's services for one-off registration for persistent URL's. This leaves the option of eventually running DSpace internally in your own institution open, without having to adjust any links to your documents.