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The DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) represents the interests of repository managers and administrators across the globe and, indirectly, DSpace end users. DCAT is a permanent Working Group that advises other DSpace project governance and leadership groups (e.g., DSpace Steering Group, DSpace Product Planning Group). The Team solicits feedback through community-wide discussions, surveys, etc. to help ensure future software releases address the needs of the community. DCAT submits an annual report to the DSpace Steering group that makes the report public after review.


  • Building consensus among Team members to set the group’s priorities

  • Establishing meeting agendas and running meetings

  • Reporting and communicating results of these meetings

  • Serving as an ex-officio non-voting member of the DSpace Steering Leadership Group

  • Establishing sub-teams to work on various projects