From Tim Donohue, DSpace Tech Lead, DuraSpace
Winchester, MA Based on the recently approved Roadmap , a new working group to oversee the DSpace User Interface (UI) replacement project is underway. We are extending an invitation to any interested community members to join this working group or take part in UI pilots.
The working group will be of limited duration. Its mission is not to develop the replacement UI, but rather to manage the process of reviewing the alternatives, comparing brief pilot demonstrations, and establishing the selection process of an architecture and technology for the new UI. The work of developing the pilot UI demonstrations will be done by volunteers, and a call for pilot project teams will be made in the coming weeks. Members of the working group may choose to join one of the pilot teams, but that is not required.
The draft of the working group charter is available for you to review here:
The first meeting of this UI Working Group took place on Monday, August 10th. Subsequent meetings will take place every other week. The group will use the standard DSpace lists to communicate. When using a shared channel, start the subject line with “[new-UI]” or something similar to distinguish content. Meeting connection information is below.
Dial in via toll-free landline:
- U.S.A/Canada toll free: 866-740-1260, participant code: 2257295
- International toll free: http://www.readytalk.com/intl
- Use the above link and input 2257295 and the country you are calling from to get your country's toll-free dial-in number
- Once on the call, enter participant code 2257295
If you are interested in joining this Working Group, or taking part in one of the pilots, please consider attending this session. Notes from the session will be made available off the working group charter (linked above).
 DSpace RoadMap: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/RoadMap