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This study aimed to determine how the usage and understanding of open-source digital repositories affect measurements. This paper examines a DSpace and EPrints case study at Fiji National University. The idea of a digital repository is essential in research communities. Facilitating research in an open-access setting is essential. Open-access digital library software such as DSpace, EPrints, and Greenstone can address these problems. In contrast, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has fundamentally changed how individuals access and engage with information. Since they provide accurate and up-to-date information and support an academic institution's primary objective, digital sources of information have become crucial to the current library collections in the academic environment. Nevertheless, as information and communication technology (ICT) has advanced, how individuals access and engage with information has seen a revolutionary change, and the phrase "digital library" has proliferated throughout the library community. The effects of the pandemic, namely restrictions, closures, and other lockdown measures implemented to keep people safe and make it difficult or impossible to visit many locations and cultural events, have become increasingly evident with the advanced use of digital repositories in university libraries. Despite this, the epidemic has raised users' and researchers' awareness of digital access, making it more straightforward for people to obtain information, services, and other material resources online without considering the physical requirement to visit these places. Technological breakthroughs have caused significant changes in modern culture. The sharing and preserving of information, which has substantial worth and will last for decades, is essential for a generation's legacy. To gain skills for this software, professionals in the library and information science (LIS) area have gone through training on a variety of platforms. Universities and organizations can access digital research and educational materials thanks to the most popular institutional repository software products, DSpace and EPrints. Other institutional repository software programs are available, subsequently, more original content in digital formats is produced and never released through conventional channels. Institutions and universities need to maintain their valuable assets. The purpose of this study is to examine the outcomes of increasing librarians' awareness and use of DSpace and EPrints, two open-source digital repositories, as well as the value of training workshops for librarians at the Fiji National University.