|John Mark Ockerbloom
Digital Library Architect and Planner
University of Pennsylvania
|Ann J. Wolpert
Director of Libraries
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Since its initial release five years ago, hundreds of research and educational institutions have adopted the DSpace open source repository software to collect, provide, and preserve their digital content. In order to meet the evolving needs of this growing community, DSpace’s architecture and governance need to adapt accordingly. In this session, we review the recently approved revised technical architecture for DSpace that will support a wide variety of uses and extensions, as well as an improved data model, while still supporting DSpace’s well-established “out of the box” functionality. We will also give an update on DSpace’s open source software community governance plan, including a separate 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, to support the implementation of this architecture and help sustain DSpace adoption, use, and development in the community.
PowerPoint Presentation Univ of Penn