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The Leadership Group is made up of members that contribute annually to the project, along with representatives from the DSpace Community at large who are particularly committed to the Project, including Service Providers.

The group meets monthly and charges the DSpace Steering Group with priorities, projects, and feedback. 

The Leadership Group approves the overall priorities and strategic direction of the project by:

  • Approving the annual budget allocation and any modifications
  • Approving the product roadmap
  • Approving the strategic direction
  • Nominating and electing Steering Group members
  • Voting on key decisions presented by Steering Group
  • Helping to raise funds and secure other resources on behalf of the project

Leadership Group members are elected for a 1-year term and there are no term limits.


Eligibility to serve in the Leadership Group is determined based on the membership levels as follows:

  • Platinum - 1 seat per member
  • Gold - 1 seat per member
  • Silver - 1 seats for every 4 members 
  • Bronze - 1 seat for every 8 members

The Leadership group also benefits from the participation of:

  • 2 Members nominated by the community at large and voted by the Members
  • Representatives from Registered Service Providers
  • Ex-officio and/or emeritus members


DSpace Leadership Group Members
Pascal-Nicolas Becker CEO, FounderThe Library Code
Allan Bell Associate University Librarian Digital Programs and ServicesUniversity of British Columbia Library
John Butler Associate University Librarian for Data & TechnologyUniversity of Minnesota
David Corbly Director of Repository ServicesUniversity of Oklahoma
Lieven DroogmansCEOAtmire
Federico Ferrario 
Cineca
Scott Hanrath Associate DeanUniversity of Kansas
Barbara Hirschmann Head E-Publishing, ETH LibraryETH Zurich
Jyrki IlvaInformation System SpecialistNational Library of Finland
Salwa Ismail, ChairHead, Library Information TechnologyGeorgetown University
Inba Kehoe Copyright &  Scholarly Communication LibrarianUniversity of Victoria
Pierre Lasou Scholarly Communications LibrarianUniversité Laval
Agustina Martinez Repository Integrations ManagerUniversity of Cambridge
Joao Mendes Moreira Head of Scientific Information, UCCNFoundation for Science and Technology of Portugal
Susanna Mornati COO, CCO, Business Strategist, Business Technologist4Science
César OlivaresSubdirector for Information and Knowledge ManagementConcytec
Kristi Palmer
Indiana University Purdue University Indiana
Kristi Park Executive DirectorTexas Digital Library
Jordan Piščanc 
University of Trieste
Beate RajskiHead Library Information TechnologyHamburg University of Technology /
DSpace-DE Consortium
Maureen Walsh Scholarly Sharing StrategistThe Ohio State University Libraries
Andrew Weaver Digital Infrastructure and Preservation LibrarianWashington State University Libraries







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