During last two weeks I was developing the first repository and wiki instances for the project. Using DSpace, I now have a general understanding on how to install it and its dependencies, how customize it and change the look of the user interface, metadata, submission workflow etc. Although all of this is done on the "localhost" but at the same time, the university IS team are setting up a virtual server for us so the same practice must be done on the server.
Here is a screen capture of the first look of the repository homepage:
and the Wiki homepage: