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  • Processes tailored to the entity types
  • Many additional data providers
  • Support for structured metadata, ternary relationships and nested metadata
  • Configurable layout for entities in tabs and boxes
  • ORCID v3 complete integration (pull and push of profile information, publications, projects)
  • Management of personal profiles
  • Granular permissions at metadata level
  • Enhanced statistics visualization, reports, export capabilities including CVs in PDF, citation lists according to the CSL, and much more.

Please check the release notes of each DSpace-CRIS version and the technical documentation for more details.

A presentation of the newly released DSpace-CRIS was given at Open Repositories:

slides: Video: (starting at: 1h 03' 55").

Next releases

DSpace-CRIS 2022.01.00 expected in Feb 2022, sync with DSpace 7.2

  • ROR integration
  • COAR resourcetype vocabulary 3.0
  • other improvements to be defined according to the running projects and contributions

DSpace-CRIS 2022.02.00 expected in June/July 2022 sync with DSpace 7.3

  • Improvement to the correction service
  • other improvements to be defined according to the running projects and contributions


DSpace-CRIS 7 2021.03.00 December, 30th 

This version, released on the 30th Dec 2021, provides a new way of rendering an Item detail page, possibility of adding custom html fragments in home page, share functionality. Search and browsing performances have been improved, and further checks have been added to improve security and prevent the saving of Items in an invalid state when edited. Details of this release are reported below.

Key Enhancements
  • New Item Detail page based on the concept of matrix layout (see notes and presentations from the WG meetings in December and November)

  • Enforced metadata profile in no-administrative edit screens (prevent to save change to item with invalid or missing mandatory metadata)

  • Edit of html fragments in the home page

  • Share on social networks via addthis

  • Several minor bugs fixed

  • Aligned with DSpace 7 community last improvement, with a preview of several features of 7.2 tag

  • performance improvements in browsing and search listing

Data presentation
  • new Item Detail page, with matrix layout

  • Hide the bitstream list in the item page when no bitstreams are available

  • Provided a standard and semi automatic way to define i18n keys for item layout pages

  • Filters and facets can be built using display value for metadata set using lists or controlled vocabularies

  • Extended valuepair rendering to metadata defined via a controlled vocabulary

  • Layout configuration performed via DSpace-CRIS 7 process or CLI command

Data security
  • Items cannot be saved in an invalid state

  • Item security evaluation when exporting in csv or xls.

  • Invitation to join groups

Based Release based on DSpace commits dbede2b (backend) and 7abdceb (front-end)

DSpace-CRIS 7 2021.02.02 December, 14th

The key changes in this version, released on the 14th Dec 2021, relate to alignment with DSpace 7.1.1

This is an updated version of the dspace-cris-2021.02.01, aligned with DSpace 7.1.1 release, which includes a security update for CVE-2021-44228 (log4j v2 critical vulnerability). It is fully compatible with the DSpace-CRIS 7 Frontend dspace-cris-2021.02.01 release.

We highly recommend ALL users of DSpace-CRIS 2021.01.x or 2021.02.x upgrade to cris-2021.02.02 to resolve CVE-2021-44228.

To fully protect your DSpace-CRIS 2021.x site from CVE-2021-44228, three steps are required:

  1. Upgrade your DSpace-CRIS backend to 2021.02.02 OR manually install #8065, rebuild and redeploy your DSpace-CRIS backend. Make sure to restart your Tomcat after the update.

  2. Upgrade to Apache Solr v8.11.1 (or above), OR ensure that -Dlog4j2.formatMsgNoLookups=true is specified in your SOLR_OPTS environment variable. For more information, see Solr™ Security News

  3. If you use the Handle.Net Registry Support in DSpace-CRIS 2021.x, make sure to restart your Handle Server (after performing step 1), so that it uses the new (secure) version of log4j as well.

For the technical documentation please refers to the dspace-cris 2021.02.01 release notes

DSpace-CRIS 7 2021.02.01 November, 11th

The key changes in this release relate to alignment with DSpace 7.1 tag. Some additional nice features have been also introduced, see below for details

Key Enhancements
  • Alignement with DSpace 7.1 tag
  • Performance improvements
  • Aligned with DSpace 7.1 tag, several bugs have been resolved
Data migration
  • Added redirection from the legacy CRIS 5 details page to the new CRIS 7 details page
Data presentation
  • MyDSpace is now updated when a task is claimed
  • Allowed to use of graphical facets in home page and explore sections
  • Added PlumX widget for publication and person metrics
  • Hide relations box if the content is empty
  • Provided a valuepair rendering type for the item detail
Data quality & accuracy
  • Added the possibility to replace metadata value when item reference is resolved
Data security
  • Metrics boxes does not appear if the current user has no rights to see them
  • Allowed to turnoff completely the end user agreement
  • Prevented patch and put of item metadata if user is not allowed
  • Fixed the partially breaking of the reset password feature when usage terms are not yet accepted
  • Admin is now able to reset other user's password

DSpace-CRIS 7 2021.02.00 October, 27th

This version is aligned with DSpace 7.0 tag. It improves the stability of the platform and provide a better support for users migrating from DSpace-CRIS 5. Some additional nice features have been also introduced, see below for details

Key Enhancements
  • Subscription feature: functionality that allows you to receive updates on specific dspace objects
  • Introduced lucky search
  • Migration from DSpace-CRIS 5 improved (migrate ORCID tokens, metadata values language and boolean values)
  • Allow anonymous user to export items and search results