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OPENCOLLAB can assist your institution with the implementation, customisation and support of several open source and proprietary solutions, such as URKUND (for anti-plagiarism), DSpace, OJS and OCS.

The anti-plagiarism support system for education

URKUND is an automatic text-matching system made for detecting, preventing and handling plagiarism – independently of language.


URKUND is passionate about improving the quality of education by addressing the problems connected to plagiarism and has been doing so for almost 20 years.


The system can either be used stand-alone or integrated in your existing learning management system (LMS).



The URKUND process starts when a student submits a document to the system. Independently of language the text is extracted from the document and the processing begins.




The text is analysed and URKUND starts to check for possible text similarity
across its three source areas. URKUND singles out potential matching sources for further analysis.

Plagiarism detection made simple


URKUND works with an ever expanding number of documents and sources. Roughly these documents can be divided into sources found on the Internet, articles published in academic journals and previously submitted documents: This includes everything from Wikipedia to national repositories.


OPENCOLLAB is proud to announce that we are the new URKUND partner in South Africa!

Your open source digital asset management system

DSpace is the software choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organisations building open digital repositories. DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, videos, and data sets.


With an ever-growing community of developers, committed to continuously expanding and improving the software, each DSpace installation benefits from the next.

The solution for your institutional repository

The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) project based at the Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University aims to collect and store the stories, memories, photographs and other documents pertaining to South Africans in the Antarctic and on the Sub-Antarctic Islands since the turn of the previous century.

OPENCOLLAB is proud to be associated with, amongst other institutions, the ALSA project at Stellenbosch University.


Our developer resources have extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting DSpace, on an ad hoc basis, at several institutions in Africa.


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Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research.

Through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research, and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research.


OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing.

OJS is the result of a multi-university initiative developing open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.



OPENCOLLAB is proud to be associated with Unisa Press’s instance of OJS in an ad hoc support role.


Please see: OJS at Unisa Press


We would love to hear from you!