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The Leadership Group is made up of members that contribute annually to the project, along with representatives from the DSpace Community at large who are particularly committed to the Project, including Service Providers.

The group meets monthly and charges the DSpace Steering Group with priorities, projects, and feedback. 

The Leadership Group approves the overall priorities and strategic direction of the project by:

  • Approving the annual budget allocation and any modifications
  • Approving the product roadmap
  • Approving the strategic direction
  • Nominating and electing Steering Group members
  • Voting on key decisions presented by Steering Group
  • Helping to raise funds and secure other resources on behalf of the project 

Leadership Group members are elected for a 1-year term and there are no term limits.


Eligibility to serve in the Leadership Group is determined based on the membership levels as follows:

  • Platinum - 1 seat per member
  • Gold - 1 seat per member
  • Silver - 1 seats for every 4 members 
  • Bronze - 1 seat for every 8 members

The Leadership group also benefits from the participation of:

  • 2 Members nominated by the community at large and voted by the Members
  • Representatives from Registered Service Providers
  • Ex-officio and/or emeritus members

2020/2021 DSpace Leaders (alphabetical order):

DSpace Leadership Group Members
Tal Ayalon
The World Bank
CEO, FounderThe Library Code
Associate University Librarian, Digital Programs and ServicesUniversity of British Columbia Library
Campus Repository ServicesUniversity of Arizona Libraries
CEOAtmire
Associate DeanUniversity of Kansas
Head E-Publishing, ETH LibraryETH Zurich
Information Systems ManagerNational Library of Finland
Kirsty Lingstadt
University of Edinburgh
Paolo MangiaficoScholarly Communications StrategistDuke University Libraries
Agustina Martinez
University of Cambridge
Andrew McLean
Imperial College London
Erik Moore

Head, University Archives & Co-Director, University Digital Conservancy

University of Minnesota
COO, CCO, Business Strategist, Business Technologist4Science
Scholarly Communication LibrarianIndiana University Purdue University Indiana
Subdirector for Information and Knowledge ManagementConcytec
Executive DirectorTexas Digital Library
Head Library Information TechnologyHamburg University of Technology / DSpace-DE Consortium

Open Scholarship Services Librarian

Cornell University
Sarah Swanz
Vanderbilt University
Scholarly Sharing StrategistThe Ohio State University Libraries
Wei XuanHead, Libraries SystemsUniversity of Manitoba




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