From Tim Donohue, DSpace Tech Lead, on behalf of the DSpace Committers
Winchester, MA The DSpace Committers are delighted to announce a new member to the group: Pascal-Nicolas Becker from Technische Universität Berlin. Please join us in welcoming him!
Pascal is a Java Developer with eight years of repository experience. Starting in 2006, he worked for the Cooperated Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg where he was a member of the OPUS4 development team and hosted more than 30 repository instances. Since 2012, Pascal has been working for Technische Universität Berlin where he is helping to build an institutional repository for research data and publications based on DSpace. In 2014, he received his diploma in Computer Science. As part of his thesis on bringing repositories into the Semantic Web, he built an extension to add Linked (Open) Data support into DSpace (https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/DS-2061).
In the DSpace 4.0 release, Pascal helped build DSpace's DOI implementation and remote Handle Server functionality (see 4.0 Release Notes: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC4x/Release+Notes). Pascal has also been active on lists, contributed numerous bug fixes, and is planning to contribute additional features to 5.0 (e.g. an enhanced JSPUI file upload using HTML5, https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/DS-1994).
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: