DSpace 8.0 is now available!

The 8.0 major release provides new features, performance improvements and bug fixes to the DSpace platform. Detailed information about the changes in this release can be found in the Release Notes.

To try out DSpace 8.0 immediately, see Try out DSpace 8.   This includes instructions for a quick-install via Docker, as well as information on our sandbox/demo site for DSpace 8.

To upgrade to DSpace 8.0 from 7.x or any prior version, see Upgrading DSpace.

To install DSpace 8.0 for the first time, see Installing DSpace.

Information about prior releases of DSpace can be found in our Documentation archive.

DSpace Hosting

If you’d rather not run DSpace yourself, a variety of hosted options are available for purchase, via one of DSpace’s registered service providers.


The DSpace application would not exist without the hard work and support of the community. Thank you to the many developers who have worked very hard to deliver all the new features and improvements. Also thanks to the users who provided input and feedback on the development, as well those who participated in the community testathon.

Our full list of all acknowledgments, including institutions and individuals, can be found in the Release Notes.