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Technical University of Mombasa Institutional Repository

https://ir.tum.ac.ke/

Interoperability

OAI-PMH The OAI-PMH protocol is enabled and has content indexed.

REST API The REST API is enabled and has content available.

Robots file The Robots.txt file is available.

Sitemaps file The DSpace's Sitemaps feature is enabled.

Custom Handle Prefix The Handle Prefix wasn't customized. DSpace comes with a default Handle Prefix of 123456789. It is a good practice to customize it.

Information Security

DSpace version The Repository's DSpace version is 6.3, which is still under support .

Cryptography The HTTPS protocol is enabled, the minimum version of TLS accepted is 1.2 and the HTTP protocol is forwarding to HTTPS.

Security Headers The Headers X-Frame-Options and/or X-Content-Type-Options are not available. Refer to OWASP Secure Headers Project for details on its benefits.

Tomcat exposed Apache Tomcat is the Web Server exposed to the Internet. Consider fronting Tomcat with Apache HTTP or Nginx.

Standard Ports Standard HTTP/HTTPS ports are used and no port is exposed in the URL.

Performance

Subsecond Response Time The following pages: Homepage, Community List, Search Result, had an average response time higher than 1 second. It is important to keep the response time lower than 1 second .

Compression The Gzip and/or Brotli methods are available in the Web Server.

HTTP/2 Protocol The HTTP/2 Protocol is implemented in the Web Server.

Usability

Mobile Ready The User Interface is Mobile Ready according to Google's Mobile-Friendly Test tool.

Single Web Interface Only one User Interface is active. DSpace (up to version 6.X) is shipped with two User Interfaces: XMLUI and JSPUI. It is a good practice to have only one of these active.

Content in Communities and Collections Some Communities and Collections don't have content. According to the REST API, there are 2 empty Communities and 20 empty Collections in the Repository. The total number of Communities is 8 and Collections is 45.

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Repository Insights™ analyzes 16 metrics in Institutional Repositories (IR) built in DSpace for improvements.

We aim to help institutions foster their IR solution by providing a comprehensive report into four categories: Interoperability, Information Security, Performance and Usability.