Welcome to the Latest DSpace Committer: Kostas Stamatis

From the DSpace Committers Group

Winchester, MA  The DSpace committers team is delighted to announce a new member to the group: Kostas Stamatis from The National Documentation Centre / National Hellenic Research Foundation (EKT / NHRF) in Greece. Please join us in welcoming him!

Kostas holds a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Master’s degree from the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a key member of the EKT technical team, who are using DSpace since 2007 to build a range of repositories of research, cultural and educational content [1][2] as part of the Greek National Information System for Research and Technology [3]. Kostas is in particular the lead developer for the technical implementation of the Hellenic National Archive of PhD Theses, including the archive’s DSpace repository [4] and  heavily involved in the continuous development of the EKT national scale repositories infrastructure, providing repositories with the SaaS model and feeding the EKT operated national aggregator [5].

The EKT team has made a number of contributions (involving Kostas, Nikos Houssos, Rania Stathopoulou and Christina Paschou); several of them appeared as part of the DSpace 3.0 release, such as the batch import of various forms of bibliographic data and improvements related to multi-lingual controlled vocabularies and to JSPUI. EKT will be supporting Kostas in its DSpace committer role and will work towards further contributions to the DSpace community.

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:

https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpaceContributors

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:

https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/Committer+Nominations

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[1] http://www.epset.gr/en/Digital-Content/Digital-Repositories

[2] http://www.epset.gr/en/Digital-Content/Digital-Libraries

[3] http://www.epset.gr

[4] http://phdtheses.ekt.gr/

[5] http://openarchives.gr

 

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