- Posted by 4Science
- On Monday August 2nd, 2021
- 0 Comments
Dear DSpace Users,
today we are celebrating together with the community… because the new DSpace 7 version has been finally released!
In this 1 million lines of code (yes, one million) long story there is all the effort of the Open-Source Community aimed to offer;
- A new Angular-based UI to enable all the main features of XMLUI and JSPUI in a single, modern UI.
- A complete new REST API (using the most advanced best practices), whose goal is to implement a modern, secure, independent and fully scalable architecture.
- Reorganized submissions and workflows with a single-page submission process, drag-and-drop interface, and a new MyDSpace all redesigned.
- A new object model of configurable entities, allowing the creation of new “typed” elements and the storage of relationships between elements. This feature allows tighter integration with external identification systems (e.g. ORCiD), current research information systems (CRIS), journal publishing systems, etc.
Ok, in all of this, what have we at 4science done?
Well, we’ve invested 3 years and 11,000 hours with our teams, our developers and especially our three DSpace Committers: DSpace 7 has seen our contribution in code review, development, meetings and many other aspects.
4Science’s contribution focussed on the ensuring software quality & security and the user experience of DSpace 7, especially the REST API, which, together with Angular, enables a more flexible, configurable and user-friendly interface and Live Import that enables enhanced integration with external sources.
DSpace developers listened to and worked with the community to achieve these enhancements for the benefit of repository managers around the world, and 4Science would like to thank our co-developers and the community projects that contributed.
We are proud on behalf of the entire Community and we are sure that all DSpace adopters are as well, and they will be able to give even more value to this project by migrating to this latest and long-awaited version: 4science will be happy to guide and support them in the configuration, migration and use of this new DSpace 7.
Because in 4science we believe that happiness is just like knowledge: it’s worth more if it’s shared.