Leadership Group Members

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*Members of DSpace Steering Group

Meeting time:  4PM-6PM UTC

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15 min


  • Welcome
  • Thank you to meeting note-taker
  • Departing and new members
Kristi Park
215 min

DSpace Development Report

Update on the current status of DSpace 7 development

  • Reminder of how we got here (See "Milestones" in DSpace Release 7.0 Status) & Prioritization of 7.x features
  • 7.1 Release Status (Due Nov 1)
    • Numerous Bug fixes, accessibility fixes & other minor improvements
    • 7 likely new features (4.5 community-contributed, 2.5 funded)
      1. Item Versioning (high priority, funded)
      2. (tick) Collection Harvesting via OAI-PMH (high priority, funded)
      3. Request a Copy (high priority, 1/2 funded, 1/2 community-contributed)
      4. (tick) Import Entities via Simple Archive Format (SAF) (medium-low priority, community-contributed)
      5. Import OpenAIRE funders as Entities (unranked, community-contributed)
      6. IIIF Support (unranked, community-contributed)
      7. Simplify creating Entity using Collections for each Entity Type (unranked, port from DSpace-CRIS, mostly community-contributed)

Tim Donohue

35 min

DSpace Community Advisory Team report

  • Update on DCAT activities
Maureen Walsh
45 minWorking and Interest Group Reports

Brief updates/Q&A from Working and Interest Group representatives.


Governance Working Group (wiki link)
Product Visioning Working Group (wiki link)
Marketing Interest Group (wiki link)

Kristi Park (chair, Governance Working Group)

Scott Hanrath (chair, Product Visioning Working Group)

Jenn Bielewski (chair, Marketing Interest Group)

515 min

Financial and Fundraising Report

  • Financial report (FY2021 and August 2021 reports shared in email)

End of FY20-21 Overall: Performed slightly better than budgeted

      • Budgeted for $ 12k investment; actual $ 8k
      • Overall net assets: $ 16,396

Summary of 7.0 Paid Development Costs

      • $ 317,427 overall 7.0 development (Beta 1-5 and 7.0); over 2 fiscal years
      • $ 163,227 fund-raised (over 2 fiscal years)


        • $ 8,299 in net assets as of Aug 31
        • Not yet using LYRASIS line of credit

Laurie Arp, Kristi Park

615 minElections process and timeline
  • Report on process and timeline of Leadership election
  • Report on process and timeline of Steering Group and Chair elections
  • Reference: DSpace Leadership Group
  • Open positions to be considered in the new year
    • 28 Bronze members =  elections for 3 seats  (1 seat for every 8 )
    • 12 Silver members =  elections for 3 (1 seat for every 4)
    • 10 Gold =  all have seats in governance
    • 3 Platinum =  all have seats in governance
    • 2 community-at-large seats for DSpace Community participants (non-members)
    • Other ex officio participants
Michele Mennielli
750 min

DSpace Value Proposition

Discuss and gather feedback from Leaders on the value proposition for DSpace, as a means to seed discussion and work by the Membership Engagement Group and related groups in our efforts to recruit new users and members.

Leaders will break into 4 randomly assigned groups.

We will take 25 minutes for breakout discussions and then return for 20 minutes to report out and discuss with the whole group.

Guide for breakout discussions:

  • Record group members in the notes document.
  • Identify reporter to report highlights of the discussion out to the larger group.
  • Each group will discuss the following topics/questions and report back to the full group:
      • What is the DSpace value proposition for your institution? What are the most important reasons your institution uses DSpace?
      • Which parts of the value proposition do you think are most unique to DSpace (versus true of all repository platforms)?
      • What do you think would be the most compelling arguments for DSpace membership targeted at (a) library administrators (b) repository managers (c) software developers / technology folks or (d) other audiences?
      • Who at your institution makes decisions about (a) which platforms to use and (b) where to devote financial resources to for support of open source/open access?

Breakout #1 notes

Breakout #2 notes

Breakout #3 notes

Breakout #4 notes

Kristi Park, all
95 minAny other business, as time allows


Welcomes and departures

DSpace development report (Tim)

DCAT report (Maureen)

Working and interest group reports

Elections process and timeline (Michele)

DSpace value proposition discussion (notes linked in agenda)