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[Author: Ricky S. Barrera, 2017] A digital library is a special library with a focused collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media), along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection. Digital libraries can vary immensely in size and scope, and can be maintained by individuals, organizations, or affiliated with established physical library buildings or institutions, or with academic institutions. The digital content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. An electronic library is a type of information retrieval system. Institutional repository software is designed for archiving, organizing, and searching a library’s content. Popular open-source solutions include DSpace, EPrints, Digital Commons, and Fedora Commons-based systems Islandora and Hydra. The benefits that a portal can offer to higher education institutions are numerous but may vary depending on how the portal is designed and implemented. A standard-based, user need-centric and economical university portal framework shall be developed by identifying the standard requirements of a university portal; analyzing the user needs and the current information system profile of the university; and determining