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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

2018/2019 DSpace Leaders (alphabetical order):

DSpace Leadership Group Members
CEO, FounderThe Library Code
Associate University Librarian, Digital Programs and ServicesUniversity of British Columbia Library
Associate University Librarian for Data & TechnologyUniversity of Minnesota
Director of Repository ServicesUniversity of Oklahoma
CEOAtmire
Solutions ManagerCineca
Associate DeanUniversity of Kansas
Head E-Publishing, ETH LibraryETH Zurich
Information System SpecialistNational Library of Finland
Head, Library Information TechnologyGeorgetown University
Inba Kehoe Scholarly Communications Librarian and Copyright OfficerUniversity of Victoria
Scholarly Communications LibrarianUniversité Laval
Repository Integrations ManagerUniversity of Cambridge
Head of Scientific Information, UCCNFoundation for Science and Technology of Portugal
COO, CCO, Business Strategist, Business Technologist4Science
Subdirector for Information and Knowledge ManagementConcytec
Interim DeanIndiana University Purdue University Indiana
Executive DirectorTexas Digital Library
IT ManagerUniversity of Trieste
Head Library Information TechnologyHamburg University of Technology /
DSpace-DE Consortium
Scholarly Sharing StrategistThe Ohio State University Libraries
Andrew Weaver Digital Infrastructure and Preservation LibrarianWashington State University Libraries


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