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NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 4.0–New REST API, SWORDv2 Module Update, JSPUI Look and Feel+++

From Mark Wood, on behalf of the DSpace 4.0 Release Team, and all the DSpace developers

Winchester, MA  DSpace 4.0 may be downloaded immediately at either of the following locations:

• SourceForge:
• GitHub: (see the "dspace-4.0" tag)

In addition, you are welcome to give DSpace 4.0 a try on and continue to provide any early feedback you may have.

New Features and Improvements in 4.0


• NEW REST API module based on JAX RS 1.0;
• NEW Request a Copy for files that are not yet available for

   public downloading;
• NEW DOI Support;
• Discovery formally replaces legacy Search & Browse;
• SWORDv2 module update;
• Improved command line features;
• Support simple embargo in AIP import/export;
• Support running handle server and application container on separate machines;
• Improvements to LDAP Authentication;
• Media filter generates better-looking thumbnails;
• Curation Task for Consuming Web Services;

JSPUI Specific:

• NEW Bootstrap-based default look and feel
• NEW Integrated PubMed, Arxiv and CrossRef metadata lookup

XMLUI Specific:

• Support simple embargo in item display
• Language switch
• Mobile Theme matures from beta

For much more information on each of these features, please visit the 4.0 Release Notes:

4.0 Documentation

DSpace 4.0 documentation is available online at:

A PDF copy of the documentation is distributed with the

software. It can also be downloaded from:

4.0 Acknowledgments

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. Additionally I would like to thank Tim Donohue, DuraSpace, for ensuring that DSpace 4.0 went off without a hitch.

A detailed listing of all known people/institutions who contributed directly to DSpace 4.0 is available in the Release Notes.  If you contributed and were accidentally not listed, please let us know so that we can correct it!

For DSpace 4.0, we had a total of 59 individuals contribute code, bug reports, and bug fixes.  A big thanks goes out to everyone who participated.  We hope you'll continue to be a valuable addition to the DSpace community for the next release and beyond!

More Information

More information on this release is also available in the DSpace 4.0 Release Notes at:

As always, the DSpace 4.0 Release Team, and all the DSpace developers look forward to hearing back from the community about DSpace 4.0. Please let us know what you think!