DSpace 7

The latest major release of the DSpace software, is the cornerstone of Atmire SaaS and Custom Development services.

Recognition for Authors

Authors receive the acknowledgement they deserve with dedicated author landing pages. Directly from these pages, users have immediate access to all repository content associated with these authors.

Advanced authority control features help administrators to associate the correct author with individual publications, leveraging ORCID infrastructure.

Showcase for journals

Display articles in context of the respective journal issues and volumes and ensure long term access and high quality visibility to campus publications.

Volumes, Issues and any other objects associated to your journals each come with their own landing pages and contextualised search features.


All business logic is now exposed through DSpace 7's REST API. Based on HAL Browser and HATEOAS, a whole range of integration possibilities are now available.

Atmire's contributed live data import framework allows seamless imports from PubMed, ... (TODO FULL LIST) This framework can be easily extended to support additional sources.

A repository administrator's dream

Key DSpace use cases have been revisited and rebuilt from the ground up, with a prime focus on increasing repository administrator efficiency. This includes management of owned tasks, as well as tasks in workflows of other people. Management of content, including editing items and dealing with withdrawn and private items, has never been easier.


Built on a stack of modern frameworks and dependencies, DSpace 7 is the most secure release of DSpace ever. The community of developers has raised the bar on testing and acceptance criteria for pull requests. Fully automated scanning for and automated updates of outdated dependencies provide an efficient and effective way to deal with newly emerging security notices.

All business logic is enforced and protected on API level - no business logic remains at discretion of the UI. Overall, DSpace 7 taps into a bigger user base, both for the frameworks that have been adopted, as well as due to the unification of the XMLUI and JSPUI user communities.


The DSpace 7 decoupled back end and front end applications allow for more distribution and implementation of clustering strategies that were not possible in earlier releases. The combination of fewer server requests overall, lower bandwidth associated with each request and advanced caching, puts DSpace 7 in a different playing field when it comes to performance.