May 20, 2022

Repositories: DuraSpace Releases a New Vision and Mission Statement

From DuraSpace:

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.

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The DSpace Vision and Mission Statement

March 2016

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.

2016-04-10_12-18-45Mission: 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

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