DSpace User Group
We encourage DSpace developers and technical staff to get involved with the Repository Challenge.
Thursday 3rd April
- Welcome / Introduction
- DSpace 1.5 launch, and DSpace Future
Announcing the release of the most significant upgrade in DSpace's history. To be followed by a presentation of the developing role of the DSpace foundation, and the roadmap for DSpace 2.0.
- Case Studies and Best Practices
Celebrating the diversity of the DSpace community:
- eJamaica.org - information sharing, with many customisations for handling multimedia and other content.
- Pandektis - Greek historical and cultural repository, with context-sensitive presentation and linking of material
- Research evaluation - techniques and requirements for using DSpace to aid in evaluating the work of researchers
- Engagement, Interaction and Personalisation
A look at the Virtual Olympic Museum, and how utilising the semantic relationships between resources enhances the user's experiences. Followed by a discussion of experiments at HPLabs into the use of personalisation features (bookmarking, tagging, etc.) that can drive engagement with researchers.
- DSpace 1.5 training
A practical demonstration of how the new organisation and facilities of DSpace 1.5 aids the creation of customised solutions.
Friday 4th April
Why the identification of data formats is important and how to improve DSpace's technical metadata, followed by a look at what interoperability will allow us to achieve, and why we haven't got there yet.