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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. 


Role of DSpace Leadership

The DSpace Leadership Group approves the overall priorities and strategic direction of the project byprogram.  The Group’s responsibilities are:

  • Approving Approve the annual budget allocation and any modifications
  • Approving Approve the DSpace product roadmap Approving the and strategic directionplan
  • Nominating Nominate and electing elect Steering Group members and DSpace Program Chair
  • Voting on key decisions Vote on significant changes to strategic direction or product roadmap presented by the Steering Group
  • Helping Help to raise funds and secure other resources on behalf of the project DSpace Program

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:


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


The DSpace Leadership Group meets quarterly. Its agendas and notes are published in the Leadership Group section of the wiki.

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
Associate DeanUniversity of Kansas
Head E-Publishing, ETH LibraryETH Zurich
Information Systems ManagerNational Library of Finland
Kirsty Lingstadt
University of Edinburgh
Scholarly Communications StrategistDuke University Libraries
Agustina MartinezOpen Research Systems ManagerUniversity of Cambridge

Imperial College London

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

Vanderbilt University
Scholarly Sharing StrategistThe Ohio State University Libraries
Head, Libraries SystemsUniversity of Manitoba

Meetings Notes: