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On February 28, 2017, we held a DuraSpace Hot Topics webinar to discuss the latest activities of this Working Group, with details from both the Angular UI and REST API subteams. The slides and video of that Hot Topics webinar are available at

We've also provided a high-level summary of current status (based on the webinar) at: DSpace 7 UI Project Plain Language Summary
titleMore Information / Background on DSpace 7

Background information on the DSpace 7 Release available at DSpace 7 UI Project Plain Language Summary.

More information, including some FAQs available at DSpace Release 7.0 Status

titleDSpace 7 Updates from OR2019

DSpace 7 had a large presence at OR2019 in Hamburg, Germany, including two workshops and seven major talks.

All the materials (slides, etc) and video recordings from OR2019 are available off the wiki page DSpace 7 at OR2019.  Please note that workshops were not recorded, but all materials (slides / code examples) are linked off that page.

Scope & Objectives

The goal of this working group, led by Tim Donohue, is to create a new, single User Interface (UI) for DSpace that implements all functionality currently available in JSPUI and XMLUI.  The UI will interact with DSpace core data through a completely new REST API to insure complete separation of the user layer from the data layer. This working group is split into two subteams: an Angular Subteam, led by Art Lowel (Atmire), which is concentrating on building a modern, responsive, client-side user interface using Angular and a REST API Subteam, led by Andrea Bollini (4Science), which is concentrating on building a new REST API based on state-of-art technologies, standards and best practices.


titleDSpace 7 Development Status

Latest, high level status of DSpace 7 development is captured in our Development Planning Spreadsheet. This spreadsheet provides details on what features are considered completed (i.e. functional), in progress, and still remaining to do.

Implementation of the User Interface and the REST API with code delivered on GitHub along with documentation on how to use, install, and extend the interface.

UIUser Interface: Angular 5


Angular UI Code

Angular Subteam is facilitated by Art Lowel (Atmire)

REST API Subteam is facilitated by Andrea Bollini (4Science)

Angular UI resources

Developer Resources

REST Technology / Code


REST API Subteam is facilitated by Andrea Bollini (4Science)

REST API resources

REST Contract 

Training Resources


  • Earlier brainstorms/discussion is also archived at REST API Contract (endpoints, functionalities, behaviour, etc.)
  • 7 Presentations
    • June 2018: At OR2018, a DSpace 7 Update talk and demo was presented

      • DSpace 7 Update Slides: (Includes updates, What is coming in DSpace 7, estimated roadmap, and screenshots of the live demo)
      • DSpace 7 Recorded Demo:  (Includes a preview of REST API, Browse, Search, and a detailed demo of the enhanced Submission & Workflow functionality. This is an extended version of the live demo given at OR2018 in conjection with the "DSpace 7 Update Slides")
    • June 2017: At OR2017 and the 2017 North American User Group meeting, updates on DSpace 7 efforts were presented. The slides from those talks are available:

    • February 28, 2017: We held a DuraSpace Hot Topics webinar to discuss the latest activities of this Working Group, with details from both the Angular UI and REST API subteams. The slides and video of that Hot Topics webinar are available at


  • Code Contributions: Generally, our working group follows the documented DSpace Code Contribution Guidelines and Code Style Guide.
  • Join one of our weekly meetings (see below). Meetings tend to be hands-on, but we welcome newcomers.
  • Developers are welcome to jump in and claim tickets for either Angular UI or REST API We maintain a list of easier tickets specifically for new developers to learn about the contribution process (If none of these tickets look interesting, or the list is getting small, please get in touch and we'll find an easy task for you to start with)
  • DSpace 7 Community Sprints : We run regular, public development sprints with anyone who wants to contribute. No prior experience with DSpace 7 is necessary, and it's a great opportunity to learn DSpace 7 in a "hands on", collaborative environment (Sprint Coaches are available for questions).
  • Get in touch with the team via Slack. We'd be glad to talk about other ways to contribute

Meeting Times & Communication Channels

  • Meetings: We meet every week on Thurs at 15:00UTC (11am EDT10am EST), alternating (every other week) between text chat meetings (on Slack) and Google Hangouts. Anyone using the DSpace Zoom Meeting Room (using Slack as a backchannel).  Anyone is welcome to join these meetings.
    • Meetings typically last only one hour (first 1/2 hour concentrates on Angular UI updates/discussion, and the second 1/2 hour on REST API). We post a weekly reminder on our Slack channels (see below), along with a brief agenda.
    • Meeting notes are all available below.
    • Google HangoutsMeeting Roomhttps://hangoutslyrasis.googlezoom.comus/hangouts/_/ Please be aware our Google Hangouts attendee limit is 25 individuals. While we usually do not get close to that limit, if you have a larger team that wishes to attend, we ask that you consider calling in together (e.g. from a shared conference room). my/dspace  (For telephone options, see DSpace Meeting Room)
  • Slack: Between meetings, we encourage usage of Slack to keep in touch and ask questions. If you have not yet joined the DSpace Slack, you may request an invite. All are welcome on Slack.
    • In Slack, we primarily use two channels:
      • #angular-ui : For DSpace 7 (Angular) UI updates, discussions and/or questions.
      • #rest-api : For DSpace 7 REST API updates, discussions and/or questions.
  • Email: We use standard DSpace lists to communicate updates, meetings, etc. Early on, we We are primarily using dspace-devel (our developers mailing list) and Slack for these communications. Once we get further along, regular updates will also be announced on dspace-community (and other lists).

The facilitator for the Angular 2 UI subteam is: Art Lowel (Atmire)

The facilitator for the new REST API subteam is: Andrea Bollini (4Science)

Next Meeting

Next meeting will be on Thursday, Aug 3 September 19 from 1514:00-1615:00 UTC (10am-11am -12pm EDT) in Google Hangouts.

  • First 1/2 hour will be on Angular UI updates
  • Second 1/2 hour will be on REST API updates

Meeting Notes

in (Meeting ID: 502 527 3040). Additional connection options (phone, etc) detailed at DSpace Meeting Room.

Meeting Notes