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DSpace 2 history

Not long after open source DSpace took off, developers acknowledged that some underlying architectural revisions were needed. A target architecture that addressed these was proposed by Robert Tansley at the first DSpace user group conference in March 2004, and was generally accepted by the DSpace community. This architecture was called DSpace+2.0.

Below are some materials from the early architectural proposals:

Later, in October 2006, an architecture review group was formed and met in Cambridge, MA to develop these ideas further and in a way that reflected the needs of the wider community. They issued a report in January 2007 at the Open Repositories 2007 conference.

The work of the 2006 committee, which culminated in a report of recommendations for DSpace 2, can be found here.