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.

Working Group disbanded as of June 2023 after the 7.6 release

The DSpace 7 Working Group was disbanded at the end of June 2023 once DSpace 7 became "feature complete".

 See "DSpace 7 moving into maintenance after 7.6" announcement.

All DSpace Development discussions/planning/meetings have transitions back into general DSpace Developer Meetings.  Please join us in those public meetings!

More 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

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.


DSpace 7 Development Status

Latest, high level status of DSpace 7 development is captured in our DSpace 7 Project Boards. These boards are managed in GitHub.

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.

User Interface: Angular 13

REST API: Java 11

Angular UI resources

REST API resources

Training Resources


Meeting Times & Communication Channels

  • Meetings: We meet every week on Thurs (see schedule below), using the DSpace Zoom Meeting Room (using Slack as a backchannel).  Anyone is welcome to join these meetings.
  • 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:
      • #dev-sprint: For ongoing, day-to-day (between meetings) updates on DSpace 7 activities
      • #angular-ui : For DSpace 7 (Angular) UI updates, discussions and/or questions.
      • #rest-api : For DSpace 7 REST API updates, discussions and/or questions.

Next Meeting

Meetings are every Thursday (except where noted in agendas) from 14:00-15:00 UTC (10am-11am EDT) in (Meeting ID: 502 527 3040). Additional connection options (phone, etc) detailed at DSpace Meeting Room.

  • Agenda & Connection Information can be found in the meeting notes below.

Meeting Notes

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  1. I don't know if this is the right place for some installation notes, but I thought it is better to move it later than not to write it down at all.

    1. I moved the install notes to DSpace 7 - Angular UI Development , and added a section here titled "Development & Training Resources"