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.

Meeting Details


  • Convening efforts to reach out and deeply engage the DSpace community in the aspects of DSpace 7 development. 
  • Next meeting April 18, 2018 11:00 AM EDT in the Zoom DSpace Meeting Room Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Note: This meeting is out of sequence due to DuraSpace Summit scheduled for April 10-11.

Discussion items



Announcements or news to shareCarol
Change meeting time/dateCarol

DSpace 7 Update

The DSpace Steering Group is discussing whether to potentially expand the scope of DSpace 7 to include more new features such as support for storing things like Authors (to create Author Profile pages, like Bepress, etc), and some other objects that tend to be more CRIS-oriented.These ongoing discussions may mean that DSpace 7 is not *just* a new UI on existing features–what we have been focusing on for "What's in DSpace 7".

The Steering Group has another meeting scheduled to discuss further and work towards making a decision–not sure when this decision will be made. We might want to hold off on publishing "What's in DSpace 7" until this discussion completes --- we can still finalize the document, but may want to just hold it aside.

Continue review/discussion of "What's in DSpace 7" 
Revise "What's In DSpace 7" doc to emphasize/clarify "core features IN PROCESSJosé Carvalho
Present revised "What's In DSpace 7" doc to DCAT for comments and questions to DCAT


Change meeting time/date

Agreed that no time/date change is necessary now. Next meeting April 18

DSpace 7 Update

  • DSpace entities working group has been analyzing emerging communityneeds with regard to OpenAire Guidlines (strict about identifiers, enhanced needs), COAR Next Generation repositories report, and  Bepress around author profiles, (Need for DSpace to be more competitive–needs among all three are parallel. How can DSpace manage entities other than documents/files ? Steering Group is discussing how/if entities can be configured in DSpace 7. Additional institutional resources to accomplish this may be possible. Note that we are not trying to make DSpace more complex–support additional use cases. Coud disable entities.
  • Managing other entities will allow institutions tocomply with funder reporting requirements.
  • API entity exposurewill allow for more integrated systems. Not trying to make DSpace more complex–support additional use cases. Coud disable.
  • This group thinks this is great news
  • DSpace CRIS in main code? Implementation details are outstanding. Not everyone wants this.
  • In process of planning community sprints to help out on the code, finalized by Summit, first in May. Looking for potential developers. Some DSpace familiarity required, not a lot. More details by April 10.

Continue review/discussion of "What's in DSpace 7"

  • Wait to publish until we know more about entities improvements
  • Jose presented to DCAT and will incorporate feedback into document next week.
  • Opportunity to consider how to disseminate–materials, Web


Action items



Revise "What's In DSpace 7" doc to emphasize/clarify "core features IN PROCESSJosé Carvalho
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