Repositories: DuraSpace Releases a New Vision and Mission Statement
The DSpace community has adopted a new mission and vision statement developed by the mission and vision working group based on background work completed by the community over the past several years.
There are three keys to the strength of DSpace an open source project and an out-of-the-box repository solution: the number of active and devoted developers from around the world is impressive; active users of DSpace far surpass any other repository solution and DSpace service providers are key project financial and development contributors. These factors define the nature of the project writ large.
The DSpace Vision and Mission Statement
Vision: The DSpace Project will produce the world’s choice for repository software providing the means for making information openly available and easy to manage.
Mission: We will create superior open source software by harnessing the skills of an active developer community, the energy and insights of engaged and active users, and the financial support of project members and registered service providers.
DSpace software will:
1. Focus on the Institutional Repository use case.
2. Be lean, agile, and flexible.
3. Be easy and simple to install and operate.
4. Include a core set of functionality that can be extended to or integrated with complementary services and tools in the larger scholarly ecosystem
See Also: DSpace User Registry
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.