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 Marketing Working Group has been reformed as the DSpace Marketing Interest Group. Please join the DSpace Marketing Interest Group (all are welcome)

Scope & Objectives

This group was previously called the DSpace 7 UI Outreach group, as it originally intended to reach out to the community DURING DSpace 7 development.

As we are getting closer to the release, the charge of the group has changed to DSpace 7 (final product) marketing and beyond. As such, it is renamed as the DSpace 7 Marketing Working Group.

Start & End dates

Start: December 2016

End: September 2020


  • DSpace 7 functional test plan, comparable to the DSpace 6 test plans
  • Identification of those use cases that will be implemented in DSpace 7
  • Communication/Outreach to the wider community at specific times

DSpace Subcommittees

The Marketing Interest group has identified the following subcommittees to form in 2022:

  • Group 1: Will work on general DSpace marketing and help guide new and current users as to what is DSpace, what are the features of DSpace, review the website, monitor and update Wikipedia etc.  This will help us increase promotion and help increase DSpace usage. (Goals 1, 2, 3, 4,5)
    Members: DSquared Technologies, Jenn Bielewski
  • Group 2: Will work on Videos and features: this group will create videos and a template for DSpace users to create generic videos showcasing features. *Work with DCAT on videos or documentation to encourage DSpace 7 usage and upgrades (Goals 1, 3, 4, 5)
    Members: DSquared Technologies, Jenn Bielewski
  • Group 3: Will work on downloadable/sharable DSpace Resource Materials: getting started, checklists for training, promotion and marketing resource guide, etc. (Goals 1, 3, 4, 5)
  • Group 4: Will translate marketing materials, announcements etc. for Global usage of DSpace.(Goals 1,2,3,4,5)

If you would like to chair one of the subcommittees or join, please email or simply add your name as a comment under the Group # on

Meeting Notes Archives

2018 Outreach Group Meeting Notes

2017 Outreach Group Meeting Notes

2019 Marketing Working Group Meeting Notes

2020 Marketing Working Group Meeting Notes


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  1. Carol Minton Morris fantastic !!!!!!! Thanks for joining

  2. Ideas for the first meeting:

    • Discuss how the current collection of Use Cases can be split up into:
      • Things that are definitely targetted for DSpace 7 (e.g. already existing DSpace behaviour)
      • Things that are more long term and that are not yet marked for (definite) inclusion in DSpace 7
    • Discuss how to put together the test plan for DSpace 7
    1. Hi all,

      How have the tests been performed in previous versions?

      Daniel regards,


  3. Hi all,

    Cambridge would like to join the group.

    Kind regards,