Page tree

Versions Compared


  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.


Find your local number:







1Registry & User Groups

How the national UGs started: a couple of years ago the idea was to reach out to communities we were not talking to. We had an Ambassador program that focused on single people, we wanted a new program that could focus more on groups/communities.

Conversations started with members and service providers that were coming from countries with lots of installations (Peru and Brazil). Then the push for the other Groups came from a partnership with GoogleScholar: they wanted to reach out to DSpace Users in different countries to deliver a webinar. We linked the webinar to the opportunity to for a UG in each country.

Some of them are more active than others., but users in their countries now know the DSpace organization exist. 

Background of the Peruvian UG: many repositories because it was an official governmental recommendation, but there wasn't the right know-how. CONCYTEC saw also the importance of DSpace-CRIS, extending the platform beyond publication. CONCYTEC embraced that.

DSpace is not friendly for an end-user, because you need technical know-how.

They join DuraSpace in order to connect the global community with its know-how and the Peruvian users in order to show them they can rely on the broad community and on each other.

= knowledge transfer + engagement into membership

  • identify specific needs
  • survey

Argentina: institutional context is very important. The coordinator can help, but cannot recommend it. The person engagement is crucial

Each group has its own characteristics and needs. We need to assess the groups, their needs and expectations to be able to tailor the messaging for the outreach and understand whether that's something different to offer.

We should be able to promote the UGs and make them more formal

2PKP in the last meeting we mentioned we would like to know more about PKP community efforts
No time to talk about it
3Next MeetingFind a time slot for a recurring meeting
A new Doodle to find a time slot either at 3pm UTC or 4pm UTC

next steps:

Define a survey to assess UGs: what's the DSpace status in the country; what are their expectations from the tech perspective; what are their expectations regarding membership and services they would expect.

Regions we'd like to focus on to implement strategies: Latin America with LA Referencia; North America (UG + Canada); Spain