From Tim Donohue, DuraSpace Technical Lead for DSpace and DSpaceDirect

Per the DSpace Steering Group’s June statement on the DSpace 7 Data Model [1] and the DSpace 7 Update talk at OR2018 [2], we are now establishing a DSpace 7 Entities Working Group whose role will be to:
• Define an implementation roadmap for DSpace 7 Configurable Entities (based on the assessment of an early prototype)
• Draft a post-DSpace 7 roadmap for Configurable Entities (to be reviewed by Steering and Leadership)
• Implement Configurable Entities, per defined roadmap (by creating a Pull Request, to be reviewed by DSpace 7 team and Committers)
This group will be a Technical Working Group. Core participants will be expected to be able to review/analyze code, implement new code, etc. While less-technical participants are welcome to join meetings and provide feedback, you should expect discussions to often be highly technical in nature.

More information can be found on this group’s wiki page at:

Anyone is welcome to join this working group (at any time). To register your interest in joining this team, please fill out the below Doodle poll by Wednesday, August 29.

Doodle Poll to coordinate first meeting (early September):

As with all our working groups, all meetings will be publicly announced (on Slack and on the group’s wiki page). All meeting notes/recordings will also be publicly available on the wiki.

If you have any questions, please contact me

[1] Steering group statement:
[2] DSpace 7 Update talk: