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Welcome to the latest DSpace committer: Keiji Suzuki

From the DSpace Committers Group

Winchester, MA  The DSpace committers team is delighted to announce a new member to the group: Keiji Suzuki from Ebetsu, Japan. Please join us in welcoming him! 

Keiji is a freelance consultant on library-related systems. Before beginning the current job, he worked as a librarian in two university libraries and the NACSIS (currently NII [1]) for 20 years. 

Keiji got to know DSpace for the first time through translation of the DSpace manual requested by NII-IRP, a Japanese project to promote open access, in 2004. His first contribution to DSpace was a patch to fix a minor bug in version 1.2.1. Since then, he has been providing the Japanese translation, reporting and fixing bugs and submitting new features like authority control in the Batch Metadata Editor, document type-based submission and advanced embargo for JSPUI. In addition, he has been hosting a website and a blog for the Japanese community since 2005, which provide instructions on how to localize DSpace and several functions to fulfill the domestic needs in Japan. 

Keiji supports the idea of open access and is interested in refining DSpace, especially its JSPUI, as a tool to promote the green road to open access. 

We are always on the lookout for new developers, contributors, and committers within the DSpace community. Anyone who would like to get more involved is encouraged to do so. You are also welcome to contact us at any time if you'd like some ideas of how to start contributing:

Contributions can take many forms, from writing code to editing documentation, or testing new releases to designing new themes for our user interfaces. 

If you or someone you know has been an active DSpace contributor for some time, you can also nominate that person to become our next committer! Nomination details are available at: