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How to add a new file format to the bitstream registry

DSpace supports different file formats. It categorizes it's support for each file type into 3 levels:

  • Unknown
  • Known
  • Supported (the repository administrator fully supports this file form and will make extra provision for the curation of these types of files)

DSpace is supplied with a large bitstream format registry, but you may wish to add other formats.

Add another format

  • Log in to DSpace as an administrator
  • Navigate to the 'administer' pages, and click on 'Bitstream Format Registry'
  • Go to the bottom of the page, and click on 'Add New'
  • The page will refresh, and at the bottom of the list will be a blank (or 'null') entry.
  • Edit this last entry, then press 'Update'