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Version 3.3

DSpace 3.3 was officially released to the public on June 23, 2014.

DSpace 3.3 can be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

In addition, you are welcome to try out DSpace on and continue to provide any feedback you may have.

We recommend DSpace 3.x users upgrade to 3.3

Generally we recommend all DSpace 3.x users upgrade to DSpace 3.3 to receive several bug fixes. However, if you decide that none of the bug fixes are relevant for you then there is no urgent case for upgrading.


DSpace 3.3 is a bug fix release to resolve any issues located within DSpace 3.0DSpace 3.1 or DSpace 3.2. As it only provides bug-fixes, DSpace 3.3 should constitute an easy upgrade from DSpace 3.x for most users. No database changes or additional configuration changes should be necessary when upgrading from DSpace 3.x to 3.3.

This small bug fix release addresses a number of issues that have cropped up in 3.x. These issues include:

  • Handle prefix containing a dot generated incorrect identifier.uri (DS-1536)
  • "Out of Memory" errors may occur when indexing large bitstreams/files in Discovery (DS-1958)
  • A possible memory leak in the OAI webapp (DS-1898)
  • A problem with repeatable fields in XMLUI submission forms losing values (DS-1893)

  • The "dspace classpath" command threw an error (DS-1998)

  • Thumbnails were not displayed when using JSPUI + Oracle database (DS-2013)

  • A fix in OAI harvester test for source sites with many OAI sets (DS-1834)
  • If the optional SOLRBrowseDAO was enabled, attempts to remove items may have failed with a database exception (DS-1619)
  • Other minor fixes (see full list below)

Upgrade Instructions

No new features in DSpace 3.3

3.3 is a bug-fix release. This means it includes no new features and only includes fixes for bugs which were found in the 3.0 release, 3.1 release or 3.2 release.

For a list of all new 3.x Features, please visit the DSpace Release 3.0 Notes.


The following fixes were released in 3.3.


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Organizational Details

Release Coordination

Timeline and Proceeding

Release Timeline:

  • Release Date: June 23, 2014


Release Process will proceed according to the Release Procedure.

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