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Official DSpace Documentation


Official DSpace Documentation is also available in Wiki format at: All Documentation. Anyone can add comments to help us improve these docs. We are also looking for volunteers to help us manage and update these official docs. Please get in touch if you are interested.

  • How to Contribute to DSpaceThis page provides links to resources/notes on how you can contribute to DSpace, whether you are a repository manager or a developer.
  • Code Contribution GuidelinesThis page provides specific guidelines on how to contribute your code to DSpace, and details how the code review/acceptance process works.
  • Developer Guidelines and ToolsGuidelines for developing with DSpace, including Git hints, IDE setup, other useful tools, etc.
  • Committer GuidelinesThis page provides links to resources/notes which DSpace committers use to perform various administrative activities.
  • Committer NominationsHow new committers can be nominated (by anyone at any time)
Development Projects
  • Repository of XMLUI themesThis page links to source code of XMLUI themes that were made publicly available by DSpace users. You can use these themes to get inspiration on what you can do in XMLUI and you can look at the source to see how you can do it.
  • Completed ProjectsGenerally useful projects and add-ons to share with the community.
  • Development AreasOngoing Proposed and Active Development Areas in DSpace. Please join in!
  • Developer Meetingsmeeting schedule and discussion archives
  • Frequently Asked ForFeatures which don't exist (yet)
  • Special Topicstopics requiring in-depth discussion and analysis from all interested parties
  • Organizational ProposalsPlace for proposals around improving how we as a community or as a development team are organized.
  • Development Proposalssuggestions for changes, potential solutions to issues, etc.
  • Resolved ProposalsProposals that have either been resolved or identified as part of another project/proposal.
  • Retired ProposalsProposals that have either been retired or decided to not move forward on. These may contain details that still may be of interest in future proposals
  • Discussions ArchiveThe Discussions Archive contains various developer musings, ideas, historical tidbits.

DSpace Platform Roadmap for Future releases


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