From Allison Brown, Digital Services Coordinator, University of Otago

Join us for the DSpace Interest Group sessions at Open Repositories 2017 [1] to meet other DSpace users and developers and share your experiences with one another. Whether you’re a developer, researcher, repository manager, administrator or practitioner, we would like to hear from you. The DSpace Interest Group program committee invites your contributions to share, describe and report on use of the DSpace platform, outlining novel experiences or developments in the construction and use of DSpace repositories.

Specific areas of interest for OR2017 include:

  • DSpace 6.0 release
  • DSpace 7.0 UI work
  • DSpace-CRIS
  • Integration with separate Research Management systems and other systems
  • Supporting Open Scholarship, Open Data, and Open Science
  • Repositories and Cultural Heritage
  • Repositories of high volume and/or complex data and collections
  • Managing Research Data, Software, and Workflows
  • Integrating with the Wider Web and External Systems
  • Exploring Metrics, Assessment, and Impact
  • Managing Rights
  • Developing and Training Staff

This year’s DSpace Interest Group track will showcase panels, facilitated roundtable discussions, demonstrations, project updates and presentations of varying length – indicate the format in your submission [A].

We are particularly interested to hear from members of the Australasian DSpace community. If you are new to DSpace you will find many opportunities to learn more about the repository software from your peers in the open source community. Learn more about the project byvisiting the website [2], and join the DSpace Interest Group at Open Repositories to discuss DSpace with the project developers and stakeholders.

Important dates

20 November 2016: Deadline for proposal submissions [3]

10 February 2017: Submitters notified of acceptance to interest groups

26-30 June 2017: Conference program

For enquiries, please contact the DSpace Interest Group Chair: Allison Brown at

We look forward to seeing you at OR2017!





[A] Interest Group Templates


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