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.

This is a priority identified by the October 2011 community survey on improving metadata support authored by the DSpace Community Advisory Team at the request of the DSpace Committers/Developers. DCAT has summarized and interpreted the information gathered from the survey estimated level of effort required. DSpace community members should feel free to add more detailed explanation/examples to further flesh out the changes/requirements they would like to see. It is recommended that a community project team be formed around this work.   

Project Description

Estimated Effort Level Required

LEVEL OF COMMUNITY EFFORT: likely low to medium

LEVEL OF DEVELOPER EFFORT: likely low to medium

Project Team

If you would like to participate or lead this project team, please identify yourself here and/or send a message to the dspace-tech mailing list

  • Mark Diggory (Participate)
  • Amy Lana (Participate)
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  1. While at MIT, I worked on putting together a system to support fixed metadata schemes in DSpace using RDF.  You will find the above restrictions in the followint RDFS published by the DCMI community and others.

  2. Just added: a proposal page that addresses some of the issues here: Proposal to Update QDC Registry and Add DCTERMS Registry