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.

In the last years, there is a growing number of institutions in Germany that run DSpace installations, most of them are libraries. They all have to deal with similar, German specific use cases, as for example to implement the automatic harvesting procedure of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library).

This page and its sub-pages are the platform to coordinate the collaboration of the German DSpace users concerning German specific themes.

How to support DSpace?

To support DSpace, the DSpace Konsortium Deutschland helps Institutions in Germany to become a DSpace member. Furthermore the DSpace Konsortium Deutschland represents the interests of German DSpace Users within the DSpace Governance. If your institution is using DSpace and is situated in Germany, please consider to become a member of the DSpace Konsortium Deutschland to support the further development of DSpace.

Let's talk

There are numerous ways to get in touch. Just use them all: Mail, Slack and in person!


DSpace-de is the mailing list of the German DSpace user community. If you have questions, tips or ideas dealing with problems specific for running a DSpace installation in Germany, the DSpace-de mailing list is the right one for you to use.


If you have questions how to use DSpace or if you have a general technical problem, it would be better to write to the mailing list DSpace-tech. Most probably, on DSpace-tech you will get your answer much faster than on the much smaller list DSpace-de.


DSpace is using Slack as communication platform. Within slack there is a new channel for the German DSpace User Group: dspace-dach.

DSpace Praxistreffen

In 2014 the University Library of the Technische Universität Berlin took the initiative to restart the collaboration between the German DSpace user community and invited to a meeting in Berlin. Thank you so much.

Let's make it a recurring event and welcome any German or German speaking participants ( ... and yes we can also talk English if applicable). This is why we are now called DSpace Praxistreffen.

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