Contribute to the DSpace Development Fund

The newly established DSpace Development Fund supports the development of new features prioritized by DSpace Governance. For a list of planned features see the fund wiki page.

The DSpace 7 Entities Working Group has merged with the DSpace 7 Working Group (2016-2023), to work together on the final 7.0 release. For ongoing DSpace 7.0 development efforts, please see the DSpace Release 7.0 Status or join the DSpace 7 Working Group (2016-2023) (anyone is welcome)

Configurable Entities Early Documentation:

Scope & Objectives

The goal of this technical working group is to design and implement DSpace 7 Configurable Entities, per the statement from the DSpace Steering Group regarding the DSpace 7 data model and proposal #3 of the DSpace Entities Working Group summary document.  (A high level overview of "Configurable Entities" was also presented at OR2019 and during the DSpace 7 Update at OR2018)

This working group is expected to complete and/or scope the effort within the DSpace 7 release timeline, which will require close coordination with the DSpace 7 Working Group (2016-2023).


This working group will

  1. Assess the early prototype of Configurable Entities and its alignment with guidelines/needs. 
  2. Define an implementation roadmap for DSpace 7 Configurable Entities (based on the assessment of early prototype)
  3. Implement Configurable Entities, per defined roadmap (by creating a Pull Request & documentation, to be reviewed by DSpace 7 Working Group (2016-2023) and DSpace Committers)
  4. Draft a post-DSpace 7 roadmap for Configurable Entities (to be reviewed by Steering and Leadership)

Once the above deliverables have been completed, this working group will merge with the DSpace 7 Working Group (2016-2023).  At that point, the Configurable Entities feature (and any further enhancements/improvements) will be managed by the combined DSpace 7 Working Group (2016-2023), where it will be stewarded into DSpace 7.



Anyone is welcome to join this working group at any time. If you plan to join/contribute to this working group, we ask that you please join Slack, as (day-to-day) work between meetings occurs via Slack.

  • Join one of our weekly meetings. Meetings will be publicly announced and notes publicly posted (see below).
  • Get in touch with the team via Slack. Please join the #entities-wg channel in Slack. We'd be glad to talk about other ways to contribute

Meeting Schedule

  • The DSpace 7 Entities Working Group meets every week on Tuesday at 15:00-16:00 UTC (11:00am-12:00am EDT).  The next meeting is listed below.

Next Meeting

  • The DSpace 7 Entities Working Group is on indefinite hiatus and has merged with the DSpace 7 Working Group (2016-2023).  Please join that working group for any DSpace 7 related meetings.
    • The notes from the final meeting of this Working Group on Dec 17, 2019 can be found below.

Meeting Notes / Recordings

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