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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.





  • Convening efforts to reach out and deeply engage the DSpace community in the aspects of DSpace 7 development. 
  • Next meeting Feb 1: 12:00 PM ET; UTC 17:00, on

Discussion items

Welcome and introductionsAll
Determine ongoing meeting time/date
Brainstorm ideas for what this group should work on in support of DSpace 7All

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


Welcome and introductions

  • Thanks to everyone for joining!

Determine ongoing meeting time/date

  • Bi-weekly, Wednesdays, 12:00 PM ET; UTC 17:00
  • Next meeting Feb 1
  • Please note tasks to be completed by Feb 1 (below)

Brainstorm ideas for what this group should work on in support of DSpace 7

  • Communicate with the community
    • Use email lists, updates at DCAT
    • Conferences where DSpace 7 work should be highlighted
      • OAI 10
      • Repository Fringe
      • Open Repositories
    • Establish conferences of note for DSpace 7 wiki page (Carol)
    • Compiling a list of list serves to reflect DSpace 7 messages out through
    • Establish list of lists for DSpace 7 messages wiki page (Carol)
    • Blog post updates
      • Write update (Carol)
      • Review update (All)
    • Do we have lists of specific types of DSpace repository implementors?
      • No
      • Should we develop/distribute a short repository implementors survey to the DSpace community?
        • Aim is to determine how the DSpace market is segmented, or get an idea of features that are used now
        • How many are IRs, or other types?
    • Develop questions for review/discussion (Jose)

Discuss how the current collection of Use Cases can be split etc.

  • BIG topic!
  •  Will share initial thoughts that are in this direction
    • We have a basic set of use cases that describe DSpace at the moment
    • Do not cover 100% of potential functionality of DSpace 7
    • Not all are translated into system functionality—need to be careful of evolution
    • We currently have 2 UIs that will be translated into to a common UI; not all features are implemented in the same way
  • This group will be helpful in:
    • Reviewing all the use cases and identifying gaps
    • Reaching out to the community to ask for feedback that can be used it in different ways
    • Provide differentiation in design
    • Process of going from requirements to system will be designed
  • Development of DSpace 7 has begun; in order not to block we need to know that development will happen in a particular order
    • We start with core functionality; focus on search/browse, authorization
    • Useful to focus on browse and search first
    • identity use cases that relate to browse and search—identified 12 use cases that relate—will share after meeting (Wouter)
  • We are talking about use cases in developers meetings, behavior of the system; non-functional requirements could be discussed such as accessibility standards and others
  • Can we have access to priorities, timeline, JIRA board?
    • Yes, fleshing out the roadmap, will be available on the wiki

Use cases related to browse and search

Currently, the following use cases describe the search and browse functionalities of DSpace.

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