DSpace RoadMap Tim Donohue DSpace Tech LeadLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License
Meet the Committers! • Andrea Bollini • Gabriela Mircea • Ben Bosman • Scott Phillips • Peter Dietz (1.7.x RC) • Richard Rodgers • Mark Diggory • Kim Shepherd • Tim Donohue • Robert Tansley • Sands Fish (Oct 2010) • Robin Taylor (1.8.0 RC) • Keith Gilbertson • Graham Triggs • Richard Jones • Jeff Trimble (Docs Guru) • Claudia Jürgen • Mark Wood • Stuart Lewis • Aaron Zeckoski • Brad McLeanKey: 5+ Years, 3-5 Years (as of June 2011)
2010-11 Accomplishments• Record 4 releases in one year! – 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.7.0• Scheduled Releases (yearly in Oct?)• Documentation to Wiki• Community Advisory Team (DCAT)• GSoC bears fruit! – Unit Testing Project (Pere Villega) – REST API? (Bojan Suzic)
1.7.x Release• Release Coordinator: Peter Dietz• Major New Features include – Mirage XMLUI Theme – Discovery (faceted browse/search) – AIP Backup & Restore – Curation Task System (Admin UI & CLI)• Improved Performance & Scalability – Kudos to Graham Triggs!• 1.7.2 on May 27th
1.8.0 Release – Oct 2011• Release Coordinator: Robin Taylor• Possible Major Features: – Configurable Reviewer Workflow – SWORD Client? – REST API? – More Curation Tasks (DuraCloud backup/restore integration, Link Checker, Format Identification)Learn More at Robin’s 1.8 Talk!
• 4 DSpace Projects – Submission Enhancements • Student: Gaurav Kejriwal, Mentors: Mark Diggory, Scott Phillips – New UI on RESTful Services • Student: Vibhaj Rajan, Mentors: Bojan Suzic, Mark Diggory – WebMVC UI Development • Student: Robert Qin Zhengquan, Mentors: Graham Triggs, Peter Dietz, Stuart Lewis – SKOS Authority Controls • Student: Yigang Zhou, Mentors: Mark Diggory, Ryan ScherleJoin ‘duraspace-gsoc’ Google Group!
DSpace is a Mature, Stable Repository System* • We can store your content • We can help you disseminate it broadly • We can help you preserve it • We can provide you a customizable out- of-the-box system with a large support community * Yes, there are still occasional bugs or ‘quirks’
And, yet…. Analogy borrowed from David Flanders http://dfflanders.wordpress.com/
You put in yourbeautiful things…and we’ll proudlydisplay & honor them!
But, what we still don’t quite support…is the COMMUNITY GARDEN.
Where you and your friends can…• interact directly with your ‘beautiful thing’• enhance your ‘beautiful thing’• in a sense, ‘garden’ your data
ROADMAP 2011 - ? Support “Data Gardening” byopening our DSpace Data & Services
How?5 Very Important Projects (VIPs)• REST API• Fedora-Inside• Common Business Tier• Further Modularization of DSpace• Curation Task System
REST API • Mobile app development • Build more ‘Ajaxy’ UI gadgets – GSoC “UI on RESTful Services” Project • Non-Java UIs / Gadgets / Mashups – E.g. Ruby on Rails, Django, PHP, etc.Goal: Enable people to build ‘cool things’
Fedora-Inside Initiative • Enhanced, more flexible architecture (Fedora) • Versioning of Objects • Richer Relationships between Data Objects • (Potential: access DSpace objects via other Fedora-based Apps?)Goal:Let users enhance their ‘beautiful things’
Curation Task System • Enables a basic ‘microservices’ approach to curating DSpace objects • Anyone can build a task & share it. • Future: – Support Tasks in other programming languages: JRuby, Groovy, etc. – Enhanced Task Management UI?Goal:Free ‘curation’ services from command-line & Let everyone build & share curation tools
Common Business Tier • Stop supporting many UIs with separate business logic – ONE API defining workflow/business logic – ONE (default) UI, preferably – Various Web Service Interfaces (SWORD, etc) • Others can build & support more UIs/Gadgets in any language – via Common Business Tier and/or RESTGoal: Free Developer Mindshare & simplify UI/Gadget Development
Further Modularization • Prepares a more flexible architecture – Longer lasting, easier to replace/swap single components in future • Necessary for Fedora Inside & Business Tier work to occur. • Enhanced module/plugin framework?Goal: Prepare DSpace for the next 9 years!
When?Little-by-little over coming releasesWe need volunteers (get involved!)We need people who are excitedWe need developers & DCAT members
Help us to open our data to:• user ‘gardening’• external services / cool gadgets• allow devs to build ‘cool things’
Image Credits• Surprised Kitten: http://www.blog.new-cat.com/cats/surprised-kitten.php• Walled Garden: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zawtowers/3758680364/• Nine of Nines: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/65643389/• 1000 users: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/99351053/• Single Leaf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hinkelstone/994941366/• Community Garden: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jritts/1358205071/• Praying Mantis: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whappen/1366664930/• Various Website logos: those websites whose logos are displayed• Keys: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29071316@N06/3555803147/• Bricks: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joriel/2360038974/• Lego Block: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oskay/2156907025/• Puzzle Pieces: http://www.flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4273913228/• Clock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27369469@N08/2661018158/• Open Gardens: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugardener/2617226159/
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