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DSpace RoadMap & Vision
Tim Donohue
DSpace Te...
Overview
• Intros
• 3.x Releases (3.1 in Jan 2013)
• 4.0 is coming (Late 2013)
• DSpace 3 to 5 Year Vision
• Next Steps
Meet the Committers!
• Andrea Bollini
• Ben Bosman
• Peter Dietz
• Mark Diggory
• Tim Donohue
• Sands Fish
• Keith Gilbert...
Meet DCAT!
• Claire Bundy
• Bharat M. Chaudhari
• James Evans
• Elena Feinstein
• Augustine Gitonga
• Yan Han
• Leonie Hay...
3.x New Features
• Rewritten & improved OAI-PMH
• Advanced Embargo
• Item Versioning (beta)
• Mobile interface (beta)
• Ty...
• First release managed by a Release
Team!
• 3.0 Release Team:
– Sands Fish (MIT) [Team Leader]
– Ivan Masár (aka helix84)...
Coming Soon: 4.0
• Late 2013 (Nov or Dec)
• Features are To Be Decided
– SWORDv2 enhancements?
– Search / Browse enhanceme...
DSpace Support Policy
• Security Patches
– Most recent three (3) major versions
– Currently: 3.x, 1.8.x, 1.7.x
• Bug Fixes...
3-5 Year Vision
3-5 Year Vision Mtg
• May meeting of 10 stakeholder inst.
– Came out of March DuraSpace Summit
• Goal: Common 3-5 year vis...
DSpace will:
1.Focus on IR fundamentals, modern
use cases
2.Be lean & flexible
3.Include “core IR” functionality which
can...
1. Focus on IR
“Institutional Repository” at heart
• Core functionality = current &
anticipated IR use cases
– Not same us...
2. Lean & Flexible
Do NOT attempt to do or be
everything
• Instead: lean, focused system
• But, support third-party plugins
3. Core IR Use Cases
What is “out-of-the-box”
vs
What may be a third-party plugin
• We need to determine what these
core u...
4. Designed to Integrate
Standalone system = thing of the past
• Provide integration points for others
to build against (A...
5. Support low-cost/hosted
Web-based Configuration & Setup
• Easy to setup / install whether on
your local server or hoste...
A Possible Vision?
DSpace as a “WordPress-like” IR?
• Easy to install (5 min) / “just works”
• Diverse third-party plugins...
Next Steps
• Panel Q&A / discussion at 3:45pm
• Use Cases / feedback via email / wiki
• Collaborate with Tech Team on a
Te...
Want to help?
• Want to take a more active role?
– Contact Tim or Jonathan Markow
• tdonohue@duraspace.org
• jjmarkow@dura...
In Closing
Contact Info & Slides
• Email: tdonohue@duraspace.org
• Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/tdonohue/
Image Credi...
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DSpace RoadMap & Vision 2013 (OR13)

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DSpace RoadMap and Vision presentation given (in part) during the "DuraSpace Plenary" talks at the Open Repositories 2013 conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. This presentation was given on July 11, 2013.

A video screencast of this talk is also available at: http://youtu.be/JtnjPk9qS_k

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  • NOTE: This is just the “active” committers team. The 10 Emeritus Committers (most of which had 5+ years of service to DSpace) are not listed.
  • 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 & Vision 2013 (OR13)

    1. 1. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License DSpace RoadMap & Vision Tim Donohue DSpace Tech Lead tdonohue@duraspace.org OR13 DSpace User Group Meeting
    2. 2. Overview • Intros • 3.x Releases (3.1 in Jan 2013) • 4.0 is coming (Late 2013) • DSpace 3 to 5 Year Vision • Next Steps
    3. 3. Meet the Committers! • Andrea Bollini • Ben Bosman • Peter Dietz • Mark Diggory • Tim Donohue • Sands Fish • Keith Gilbertson • Richard Jones • Claudia Jürgen • Bram Luyten (2013) • Ivan Masár (2012) • João Melo (2012) • Hardy Pottinger (2011) • Richard Rodgers • Andrea Schweer (2011) • Kim Shepherd • Kostas Stamatis (2013) • Keiji Suzuki (2013) • Robin Taylor • Graham Triggs • Jeff Trimble • Kevin Van de Velde (2011) • Mark Wood Key: 5+ Years, 3-5 Years
    4. 4. Meet DCAT! • Claire Bundy • Bharat M. Chaudhari • James Evans • Elena Feinstein • Augustine Gitonga • Yan Han • Leonie Hayes • Valorie Hollister • Dibyendra Hyoju • Iryna Kuchma • Sue Kunda • Amy Lana • Bram Luyten • Sarah Molloy • Jim Ottaviani • Sarah Potvin • Sarah Shreeves • Elin Stangeland • Ciarán Walsh • Maureen Walsh http://tinyurl.com/dspace-dcat
    5. 5. 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, etc http://tinyurl.com/dspace-3-0http://tinyurl.com/dspace-3-0
    6. 6. • First release managed by a Release Team! • 3.0 Release Team: – Sands Fish (MIT) [Team Leader] – Ivan Masár (aka helix84) – Hardy Pottinger (U of Missouri) – Robin Taylor (U of Edinburgh) 3.x Releases Want more 3.x? Hardy Pottinger’s talk @ 4:15pm
    7. 7. Coming Soon: 4.0 • Late 2013 (Nov or Dec) • Features are To Be Decided – SWORDv2 enhancements? – Search / Browse enhancements? – REST API? – Other features? (DOI support?) • 4.0 Release Team – Mark Wood, Hardy Pottinger, Andrea Bollini http://tinyurl.com/dspace-4-0
    8. 8. DSpace Support Policy • Security Patches – Most recent three (3) major versions – Currently: 3.x, 1.8.x, 1.7.x • Bug Fixes – Most recent major version • Release Numbering: [major].[minor] – 3.0 (major), 3.1 (minor), 4.0 (major) http://tinyurl.com/dspace-support
    9. 9. 3-5 Year Vision
    10. 10. 3-5 Year Vision Mtg • May meeting of 10 stakeholder inst. – Came out of March DuraSpace Summit • Goal: Common 3-5 year vision – Vision is longer term (not for 4.0) – Opportunity to reinvigorate, refresh use cases & needs after 10 years – Hope to establish community-led project • Similar to Fedora Futures / Fedora 4 http://duraspace.org/meeting-report-3-5-year-dspace- vision
    11. 11. DSpace will: 1.Focus on IR fundamentals, modern use cases 2.Be lean & flexible 3.Include “core IR” functionality which can be extended 4.Be designed to integrate well 5.Support low-cost, hosted solutions 3-5 Year Vision (Draft)
    12. 12. 1. Focus on IR “Institutional Repository” at heart • Core functionality = current & anticipated IR use cases – Not same use cases as 10 yrs ago • Anything Non-Core = implement via (third-party) plugins
    13. 13. 2. Lean & Flexible Do NOT attempt to do or be everything • Instead: lean, focused system • But, support third-party plugins
    14. 14. 3. Core IR Use Cases What is “out-of-the-box” vs What may be a third-party plugin • We need to determine what these core use cases are, together • Retain “out-of-the-box” IR goal
    15. 15. 4. Designed to Integrate Standalone system = thing of the past • Provide integration points for others to build against (APIs, etc) • Build our own integrations with external systems / services
    16. 16. 5. Support low-cost/hosted Web-based Configuration & Setup • Easy to setup / install whether on your local server or hosted • Most options / configs should be customizable via a web UI
    17. 17. A Possible Vision? DSpace as a “WordPress-like” IR? • Easy to install (5 min) / “just works” • Diverse third-party plugins / themes • Manage most everything from web UI (including plugins / themes) • Large, active support community http://tinyurl.com/dspace-2013-vision
    18. 18. Next Steps • Panel Q&A / discussion at 3:45pm • Use Cases / feedback via email / wiki • Collaborate with Tech Team on a Technical RoadMap / Plan • Work towards establishing a community project – Governance – Locate developers / funding http://tinyurl.com/dspace-2013-vision
    19. 19. Want to help? • Want to take a more active role? – Contact Tim or Jonathan Markow • tdonohue@duraspace.org • jjmarkow@duraspace.org • Provide feedback or use cases along the way • When time comes, donate a developer or small amt of funding http://tinyurl.com/dspace-2013-vision
    20. 20. In Closing Contact 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/ • Bug: http://www.flickr.com/photos/azrainman/993139790/ • Binoculars Guy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerlos/3119891607/

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