BMC contributions to DSpace

May 4, 2007

Matt Cockerill on a landmark in BioMedCentral’s role in the DSpace community Open Repository – open source in action: –

In late 2006 and early 2007, BioMed Central participated in an architectural review of DSpace. The review brought together experts from major academic institutional users of DSpace alongside technical specialists from commercial organizations such as Google, HP and BioMed Central. This review group produced a technical roadmap that is now guiding the development of DSpace.

Last month, an important milestone was reached with the beta release of version 1.4.2 of DSpace. This is the first official release of DSpace to incorporate enhancements that have been contributed back as patches to the DSpace project by BioMed Central.

Comment: It’s been great to see BMC raise their profile within the DSpace community in the last 18 months or so. They are at the forefront of a growing number of companies who offer products or consultancy based on DSpace, and this mixture of sectors is a huge asset to the community.

Since Matt doesn’t name names I will: Graham Triggs deserves some props here for many things including his work on the architecture review, revamping the Oracle support and support on the mailing lists.

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