Leadership Group

The DSpace Leadership Group approves the overall priorities and strategic direction of the project by approving the annual budget and product roadmap, nominating and electing Steering Group members, voting on key decisions presented by the Steering Group, and helping to raise funds and secure other resources on behalf of DSpace.

The current members of the Leadership Group are listed in this chart and on the DSpace wiki.




Tal Ayalon


The World Bank

Pascal-Nicolas Becker

CEO, Founder

The Library Code

Allan Bell

Associate University Librarian, Digital Programs and Services

University of British Columbia Library

Kimberly Chapman

Campus Repository Services

University of Arizona Libraries

Lieven Droogmans



Scott Hanrath

Associate Dean

University of Kansas

Barbara Hirschmann

Head E-Publishing, ETH Library

ETH Zurich

Jyrki Ilva

Information System Specialist

National Library of Finland

Kirsty Lingstadt


University of Edinburgh

Paolo Magnifico

Scholarly Communications Strategist

Duke University Libraries

Agustina Martinez-Garcia

Open Research Systems Manager

University of Cambridge

Andrew McLean


Imperial College London

Erik Moore

Head, University Archives & Co-Director, University Digital Conservancy

University of Minnesota

Susanna Mornati (4Science)

COO, CCO, Business Strategist, Business Technologist


Jere Odell

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Indiana University Purdue University Indiana

César Olivares

Subdirector for Information and Knowledge Management


Kristi Park

Executive Director

Texas Digital Library

Beate Rajski

Head Library Information Technology

Hamburg University of Technology / DSpace-DE Consortium

Gail Steinhart

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Cornell University

Sarah Swanz


Vanderbilt University

Maureen Walsh

Scholarly Sharing Strategist

The Ohio State University Libraries

Wei Xuan

Head, Libraries Systems

University of Manitoba