Contribute to the DSpace Development Fund

The newly established DSpace Development Fund supports the development of new features prioritized by DSpace Governance. For a list of planned features see the fund wiki page.



Discussion items


Catch-up, Announcements

    • The new DSpace 7 UI will be highlighted at OR2017 in Brisbane, Australia next month. An update on the DSpace 7 Project (Angular UI and REST API) will be presented, providing the latest status of the work, next steps, and how others can contribute. In addition, during workshop day, developers will have the opportunity to attend a DSpace Angular UI workshop to learn more about enhancing and customizing the upcoming UI. Here is a recent update presented by Wouter Janssens, Atmire, at the recent UK and Ireland DSpace User Group Meeting
    • To facilitate community discussion 4Science has made the new DSpace 7 REST API available on a demo server: http://dspace7.4science.itPlease try it out!
    • Interested in the DSpace 7 "Big Picture"? Tim Donohue, DSpace Tech Lead and the DSpace 7 UI Outreach Group have written a concise summary of the initiative including background, a breakdown of the technology plan, and more. Read more here.
    • Particularly of interest for those in the DC metro area, the Georgetown University Library will host a North American DSpace User Group Meeting Aug 22-23. Here are the event details. 
    • Attend an upcoming webinar, "DSpace-CRIS: How it works and how to leverage it," on Thursday, June 15th at 11:30am EDT.  Susanna Mornati, COO of 4Science, will introduce DSpace-CRIS, its main functionalities and its added value for institutions, including the integration with ORCiD and the new add-on modules for viewing images and documents, video/audio streaming and data management.  Andrea Bollini, CTIO of 4Science, will present the open source technologies and the international standards adopted for DSpace-CRIS (e.g.: IIIF and CKAN), the interoperability with external systems and the new enhancements that came with the latest releases.  Please register in advance.
    • Other?

Review action items

    • Felicity Dykas agreed to pull together some information/sign-posting for the next meeting to assist members to find the use cases already selected for inclusion, and to identify and agree on which would be given the highest priority.
    • Plain language summary edit: What's new and different in DSpace7
      • A longer version has been published, needs to be shortened
    • Identify key make-or-break features

Discussion: UI examples of inspirational design and functionality


New DSpace logo release at OR2017

DSpace 7 UI development status update and first screenshots

Review use cases overview document and discuss new way of working



Catch-up, Announcements

  • See above

Review action items

Re-ordered agenda items

DSpace 7 UI development status update and first screenshots

  • Good news that we have something to look at
  • Simple item level and homepage views

Review use cases overview document and discuss new way of working together

Remaining agenda items tabled

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