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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 Oct 25: 11:00 PM ET on
  • Oct 11 meeting will take place at regular time, 12:00 PM EDT

Discussion items



DSpace 7 UpdateTim

Calling attention to: UI examples of inspirational design and functionality

Please continue to add examples to be used as reference by developers for UI components



Tim Donohue provided a DSpace 7 Update:

  • Work is progressing although not as rapidly as would be ideal due to being under-resourced. Major work is being done by RSPs Atmire and 4science for which we are extremely grateful. 
    • Major of work has been on backend functionality (namely REST API design, best practices, and framework). This will ensure a better REST API that will operate better w the Angular UI.
  • By the end of 2017/beginning of 2018 there will be more UI mock-ups to review including search enhancements and submission.
  • Authentication and authorization is next up after submission and search
  • Tim suggests that this group continue to capture UIs that are inspiring especially for search, submission, Authentication, and authorization: UI examples of inspirational design and functionality.
  • The new DSpace entities group is looking at how DSpace might handle people (i.e. authors) and institutions beginning with with DSpace-CRIS application models
    • Mariya interested in entities
    • Jose working with DSpace 5 and entities pilot including a new metadata profile for OpenAir  with entities by end of year—this is a local pilot for DSpace 7–will share with community by end of year
  • Past review of use cases on wiki: Use Cases
  • Did developers use comments/updates?
  • Yes, but often the use cases are more forward looking—can’t creep DSpace 7 scope, but very useful in planning the future-looking DSpace 7 roadmap
  • Continuing to enhance use cases is helpful.
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