These strategic goals revolve around growing and maintaining an active user and developer community around DSpace open source product.
Goal 1: Expand the DSpace governance model to recognize managed, in-kind developer contributions.
Goal 2: Increase participation in membership and governance by the international DSpace community
Goal 3: Coordinate project activity for more managed, predictable results
- Action 3a. Develop and maintain a community-driven technical roadmap for the DSpace software platform, detailing high priority development tasks which can be "claimed" or shared by groups of developers, institutions or service providers
- Action 3b. Schedule on-going developer sprints with volunteer contributors, led/coordinated by the DSpace Technical Lead
- Action 3c. Welcome ad hoc developer contributions that are scheduled for inclusion into a release
- Action 3d. Create a policy to avoid project-level support of redundant features when avoidable
Goal 4: Develop partnerships with other organizations and projects in the repository ecosystem
- Action 4a: Identify other projects or institutions that DSpace should integrate or function effectively with, for example the Digital Preservation Network, euroCRIS, or ORCID.
- Survey/scan the environment and establish which projects, institutions, and organizations DSpace should integrate or function effectively with.
- Evaluate international initiatives for strengthening open access repository interoperability, such as the COAR Roadmap (http://bit.ly/1FlgQ3M)
- Prioritize the results of the above survey and develop strategies for developing appropriate relationship/partnerships with the most significant organizations.
- Increase relationships with organizations outside of North America that use or support the use of DSpace. Develop a strategy for cultivating these relationships.
- Develop closer, mutually beneficial relationships with service providers.