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.


For the boring details, see my staff page at the [ UW-Madison |].

I administer the [ prototype instance |] of DSpace being developed as a joint project between the [ UW-Madison Libraries |] and the [ Division of Information Technology |].

I'm currently working on two fairly large patches to the DSpace core code: one that adds various enhancements (handles, indexing) to bitstreams, and one that will provide some additional crosswalks to the OAI harvesting module.

After the 2004 DSpace User Group Conference, I tried to turn my semi-coherent notes into MikeSimpsonNotesDuringConference (bulleted notes jotted down during the presentations) and MikeSimpsonThoughtsDuringConference (various ramblings that were triggered in response to the presentations).

MikeSimpsonNspaceMusings is a work in progress, and an open forum for discussion of next-generation DSpace topics. All right, it's really just a crutch for my rapidly declining long-term memory. Some of the discussions I had with JimDowning have led to the ThreeSpaceDesignProposal, also a work in progress.

I started the CodeClearingHouse page to capture links to various patches, hacks, and non-official code muckery generated by DSpace developers. I've also started the BlueSkiesAhead page to archive IRC (and other) communications relating to future development efforts.

[ Email me |] if you feel like talking about any of the above. ]

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