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    DSpace open source software is a turnkey repository application used by more than 2,000 organizations and institutions worldwide to provide durable access to digital resources. For more information, visit

    DSpace consists of both a Java-based backend and an Angular-based frontend.

    Prior versions of DSpace (v6.x and below) used two different UIs (XMLUI and JSPUI). Those UIs are no longer supported in v7 (and above).

    • A maintenance branch for older versions is still available, see dspace-6_x for 6.x maintenance.


    Documentation / Installation

    Documentation for each release may be viewed online or downloaded via our Documentation Wiki.

    The latest DSpace Installation instructions are available at:

    Please be aware that, as a Java web application, DSpace requires a database (PostgreSQL or Oracle) and a servlet container (usually Tomcat) in order to function. More information about these and all other prerequisites can be found in the Installation instructions above.

    Running DSpace 7 in Docker

    NOTE: At this time, we do not have production-ready Docker images for DSpace. That said, we do have quick-start Docker Compose scripts for development or testing purposes.

    See Running DSpace 7 with Docker Compose


    DSpace is a community built and supported project. We do not have a centralized development or support team, but have a dedicated group of volunteers who help us improve the software, documentation, resources, etc.

    We welcome contributions of any type. Here's a few basic guides that provide suggestions for contributing to DSpace:

    We also encourage GitHub Pull Requests (PRs) at any time. Please see our Development with Git guide for more info.

    In addition, a listing of all known contributors to DSpace software can be found online at:

    Getting Help

    DSpace provides public mailing lists where you can post questions or raise topics for discussion. We welcome everyone to participate in these lists:

    Great Q&A is also available under the DSpace tag on Stackoverflow

    Additional support options are at

    DSpace also has an active service provider network. If you'd rather hire a service provider to install, upgrade, customize or host DSpace, then we recommend getting in touch with one of our Registered Service Providers.

    Issue Tracker

    DSpace uses GitHub to track issues:


    Running Tests

    By default, in DSpace, Unit Tests and Integration Tests are disabled. However, they are run automatically by GitHub Actions for all Pull Requests and code commits.

    • How to run both Unit Tests (via maven-surefire-plugin) and Integration Tests (via maven-failsafe-plugin):
      mvn install -DskipUnitTests=false -DskipIntegrationTests=false
    • How to run only Unit Tests:
      mvn test -DskipUnitTests=false
    • How to run a single Unit Test
      # Run all tests in a specific test class
      # NOTE: failIfNoTests=false is required to skip tests in other modules
      mvn test -DskipUnitTests=false -Dtest=[full.package.testClassName] -DfailIfNoTests=false
      # Run one test method in a specific test class
      mvn test -DskipUnitTests=false -Dtest=[full.package.testClassName]#[testMethodName] -DfailIfNoTests=false
    • How to run only Integration Tests
      mvn install -DskipIntegrationTests=false
    • How to run a single Integration Test
      # Run all integration tests in a specific test class
      # NOTE: failIfNoTests=false is required to skip tests in other modules
      mvn install -DskipIntegrationTests=false -Dit.test=[full.package.testClassName] -DfailIfNoTests=false
      # Run one test method in a specific test class
      mvn install -DskipIntegrationTests=false -Dit.test=[full.package.testClassName]#[testMethodName] -DfailIfNoTests=false
    • How to run only tests of a specific DSpace module
      # Before you can run only one module's tests, other modules may need installing into your ~/.m2
      cd [dspace-src]
      mvn clean install
      # Then, move into a module subdirectory, and run the test command
      cd [dspace-src]/dspace-server-webapp
      # Choose your test command from the lists above


    DSpace source code is freely available under a standard BSD 3-Clause license. The full license is available in the LICENSE file or online at

    DSpace uses third-party libraries which may be distributed under different licenses. Those licenses are listed in the LICENSES_THIRD_PARTY file.


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