DSpace RoadMap and Vision (at 2013 OAI8 DSpace User Group)


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Virtual presentation at the DSpace User Group Meeting before the OAI8 conference in Geneva on June 18, 2013.

A video recording of this presentation is available at: http://youtu.be/OVlndHO_RBE

NOTE: An updated version of this talk was presented at OR13. Those slides, and associated video are available at: http://www.slideshare.net/tdonohue/dspace-roadmap-vision-2013-or13

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  • Came out of discussions at: DuraSpace Summit (March in Baltimore, Maryland) “ DSpace Futures” virtual discussions (began in late 2012 and extending into 2013)
  • DSpace RoadMap and Vision (at 2013 OAI8 DSpace User Group)

    1. 1. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 UnportedLicenseDSpace RoadMap & VisionTim DonohueDSpace Tech Leadtdonohue@duraspace.orgOAI8 DSpace User Group Meeting
    2. 2. RoadMap Overview• 3.x Releases (3.1 in Jan 2013)• 4.0 is coming (Late 2013)• DSpace 3 to 5 Year Vision• Next Steps
    3. 3. 3.x New Features• Rewritten & improved OAI-PMH• Advanced Embargo• Item Versioning (beta)• Mobile interface (beta)• Type-based submissions• Many major improvements: Statistics,Authentication, Discovery, etchttp://tinyurl.com/dspace-3-0
    4. 4. • First release managed by a ReleaseTeam!• 3.0 Release Team:– Sands Fish (MIT) [Team Leader]– Ivan Masár (aka helix84)– Hardy Pottinger (U of Missouri)– Robin Taylor (EDINA, U of Edinburgh)3.x Releases
    5. 5. Coming Soon: 4.0• Late 2013 (Nov or Dec)• Features are To Be Decided– REST API?– DOI Support?– SWORDv2 enhancements?– Other features?http://tinyurl.com/dspace-4-0
    6. 6. 3-5 Year Vision• May meeting of 10 stakeholders– Came out of DuraSpace Summit• Goal: Common 3-5 year vision– Vision will be longer term– Will NOT affect 4.0 release in late 2013• Vision & Discussion session at OR13• Early “draft” of that vision todayhttp://duraspace.org/meeting-report-3-5-year-dspace-vision
    7. 7. DSpace will:1.Focus on IR fundamentals, modernuse cases2.Be lean & flexible3.Include “core IR” functionality whichcan be extended4.Be designed to integrate well5.Support low-cost, hostedsolutionsDraft 3-5yr Vision
    8. 8. 1. Focus on IR“Institutional Repository” at heart• Core functionality = “current &anticipated IR use cases”– Not same use cases as 10 yrs ago• Non-Core = implement via third-party plugins
    9. 9. 2. Lean & FlexibleDo NOT attempt to do or beeverything• Instead: lean, focused system• But, support third-party plugins
    10. 10. 3. Core IR Use CasesWhat is “out-of-the-box”vsWhat may be a third-party plugin• We need to determine what thesecore use cases are, together
    11. 11. 4. Designed to IntegrateStandalone systems are a thing of thepast• Provide integration points for othersto build against• Build our own integrations withexternal systems
    12. 12. 5. Support hostedWeb-based Configuration & Setup• Easy to setup / install whether onyour local server or hosted• Most options / configs should becustomizable via a web UI
    13. 13. A Possible Vision?DSpace as a “WordPress-like” IR?• Easy to install / “just works”• Large, active support community• Diverse third-party plugins / themes• Manage most everything from webUI (including plugins / themes)
    14. 14. Next Steps• Proposed Vision at OR13– Discussion session with OR13 attendees• Additional feedback via email / wiki• Collaborate with Tech Team on apossible Technical RoadMap• Begin to locate funding / volunteershttps://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+2013+Vision+Document
    15. 15. Want to help?• Want to take a more active role?– Contact Tim or Jonathan Markow• tdonohue@duraspace.org• jjmarkow@duraspace.org• Provide feedback or suggestionsalong the way• When time comes, donate adeveloper or small amt of funding
    16. 16. In ClosingContact Info & Slides• Email: tdonohue@duraspace.org• Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/tdonohue/Image Credits• Road: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boypiyaphon/• First 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/2455278328/• Second 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/95522574/• Number 4: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/2404796935/• Binoculars Guy:http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerlos/3119891607/