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NOW AVAILABLE: Rich Features and Services in DSpace 3.0

The new release of DSpace 3.0 provides users with a rich set of mix and match community-developed features and services to further engage and support DSpace repositories worldwide. Each feature is designed to be turned on or off to ensure that your DSpace is configured in the way that works best for your institution.

The re-written Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) interface features increased performance and now includes full Driver and Open-AIRE compatibility. Item Level Versioning, which is disabled by default, allows you to retain a history of all changes to items. Discovery Search now features snippets and hit highlighting in search results to make it simple for users to quickly locate repository resources. The DSpace Statistcs engine (based on Solr) includes workflow and search statistics to go along with existing usage statistics.  DSpace batch import now supports importing metadata from a variety of standard bibliographic formats, including Endnote, BibTeX, RIS and CSV.  You may now limit access to files and/or metadata to specific groups of users over a period of time with Advanced Embargo Settings.

DSpace 3.0 also contains a beta version of a Mobile Theme for XMLUI using HTML5, JS and JQuery Mobile. As user touch points and channels to digital resources in repositories continue to fragment, this innovative feature offers DSpace repository managers an interface for smartphones and tablets that will support development of mobile applications and mobile sites. 

Download DSpace 3.0:

• SourceForge:

• GitHub:  (see the "dspace-3.0" tag)

DSpace 3.0 Release Notes:

• DSpace Release 3.0 Notes

Give DSpace 3.0 a try here:



• Completely rewritten OAI-PMH interface

• Improvements to Solr-based Statistics

• Batch import for bibliographic formats 

• Controlled Vocabulary support for XMLUI

• Google Analytics support for JSPUI

• More secure password storage

• Enhancements to Discovery Search & Browse 

• Item Level Versioning for XMLUI

• Advanced Embargo options for XMLUI 

• Mobile Theme for XMLUI (beta)

• Type-based submissions (show or hide submission fields based on type of content)

• ElasticSearch-based Usage Statistics (alternative to Solr Statistics)

• Improvements to LDAP authentication


The DSpace 3.0 documentation is available online at:

A PDF copy of the documentation is still distributed with the software.   In addition, it can also be downloaded from:


The DSpace application would not exist without the hard work and support of the community. Thank you to the many developers who have worked very hard to deliver all the new features and improvements. Also thanks to the users who provided input and feedback on the development, as well those who participated in the testathons.

A detailed listing of all known people/institutions who contributed directly to DSpace 3.0 is available in the Preface of the DSpace Documentation:


DuraSpace is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2009 when the Fedora Commons organization and the DSpace Foundation, two of the largest providers of open source repository software, joined to pursue a common mission to preserve our shared scholarly, scientific and cultural record. The DuraSpace community includes more than 1,500 worldwide institutions that use DSpace or Fedora open source repository software to provide durable access to documents, imagery and media. More information at