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DSpace User Group Meeting, Sydney 2006

"Building Communities with DSpace"

Date Venue DSpace User Group Guest Speakers
Theme Call for Presentations Intended Audience Contact

Preliminary program now available


Tuesday 31st January & Wednesday 1st of February, 2006.


University of Sydney, Australia

DSpace User Group

The DSpace User Group Meeting will bring together the community of DSpace users and developers to share experiences, report progress, and discuss possibilities for the DSpace platform and federation of adopters.

Guest Speakers

Presenters and other participants are yet to be finalised, but some of the guest speakers include:


The theme of this user group is "Building Communities with DSpace". Particular emphasis will be placed upon the integration of the DSpace digital repository software within the dynamics of particular institutions, disciplines and research communities . This general theme will be addressed at two broad levels:

Technical Developments, including:

  • Integration of DSpace with institutional applications and processes

  • Networking, federating, or running multiple instances of DSpace

  • Cross-institutional integration or collaborations

  • Software developments around DSpace and their functional impact on the user community

  • Internationalisation and multi-lingual support

  • Local customisations: rationale and impact

  • Identity and Authorisation Management

End-user Service Issues, including:

  • Working with communities

  • DSpace implementation analyses

  • End-user experience of DSpace functionality

  • Understanding and meeting user expectations of DSpace

The meeting will also address architectural issues related to the future directions of the DSpace software.

Call for Presentations

We invite you to participate actively in the DSpace User Group Meeting by giving a presentation on any of the above themes. Call for presentations is now open.

Intended Audience

This DSpace User Group meeting is intended to appeal to current and prospective users of the DSpace digital repository software (even users of other digital library software). The meeting will be relevant to:

  • software developers

  • library and archive staff

  • repository system admins

  • information infrastructure policy makers

  • IT managers

  • those involved in supporting electronic publishing programs

The DSpace User Group meeting has been designed to address not only new software developments but also some of the human and policy issues that surround the digital repository software.


This User Group meeting is collaboratively hosted by the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) . An organising committee is responsible for reviewing presentation proposals and developing a program. The DSpace User Group is one event in a set of interlinked events, called Open Repositories 2006 and sponsored by the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR).


For general enquiries about the DSpace User Group event,
please email .