Key Words: Virtual Physical Space; digital library; institutional repository; publication system.
Abstract. This article describes and analyzes the problems and tasks associated with the storage and processing of data in the Virtual Physical Space (ViPS), a scientific project of the University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski. Existing storage platforms, in particular DSpace – an institutional repository application, and the possibilities of their application are being explored, not only as a publication tool, but also in a way that allows the integration of a digital library in ViPS and its interaction with the other components of the virtual space. A functional intelligent Web-based academic publication system is presented, created by implementing DSpace REST API, a programmatic interface to DSpace communities, collections, items, and bitstreams and by using the BDI (belief-desire-intention) software model for its agent part.