From Stuart Lewis, Digital Development Manager, Te Tumu Herenga, The University of Auckland Library (on behalf of the DSpace committers group)
Auckland, New Zealand The DSpace committers team are delighted to announce a new member to the group: Andrea Schweer.
Andrea is based at the ITS department of the University of Waikato in New Zealand and works for the Library Consortium of New Zealand (LCoNZ). She is the technical person responsible for four DSpace instances of members and clients of the consortium and has been in this position since the end of last year. Her goal is to program herself out of a job by writing code that gives the repository managers as much control over the repositories as possible.
Andrea is originally from Germany and moved to New Zealand a few years ago. She holds a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waikato.
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're also welcome to contact us at any time if you'd like 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.