On Aug 22-23, 2017 the Georgetown University Library hosted a DSpace North American User Meeting in Washington. The idea was to offer the DSpace Community the possibility to share ideas, best practices and use cases at a Regional level (in this specific case, the US Region) and, at the same time, to present the vision and roadmap for the new DSpace 7 UI project.

There were 39 attendees from 22 different institutions at the meeting and the discussion was vibrant and engaging. There were sections for DSpace Developers to discuss technical issues, and there were conversations led by Repository Managers dealing with managerial and organizational processes, integration and interoperability, assessment and metrics.

We also talked about the many different opportunities DuraSpace offers to contribute to and participate in the DSpace Community, sharing ideas and suggestions on how to strengthen collaborations at a regional and international level.

All the detail information about the meeting, the slides presented and the content shared are publicly available for consultation at: https://github.com/terrywbrady/dspaceUserMeeting/blob/master/README.md

We take this opportunity to thank again the Georgetown University Library for hosting and organizing such a successful meeting. A special thank to Salwa Ismail, Terry Brady and Suzanne Chase who made everything happen!


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