Dear Readers, 

We’re thrilled to share the highlights of the DSpace 2023 annual report, showcasing the progress made over the past year in advancing open scholarly infrastructure. 

At 4Science, we’re proud to have played a significant role as a leader contributor in the DSpace community worldwide. Our dedication to driving innovation and advancing open science has been reflected in our contributions to the development of the DSpace software. We believe in the importance of collaboration and collective effort in ensuring the future of DSpace and its essential role in the global open repository ecosystem. 

The report highlights the strength of the DSpace community-supported program, with a collective commitment from members and contributors worldwide. Through code contributions, outreach, education, engagement efforts, program staffing, and development funding, the community successfully supported three major releases of the DSpace software (DSpace 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6). 

As we celebrate this milestone, we extend our gratitude to all members, code contributors, and institutions that have contributed to the DSpace Development. Together, we’re shaping the future of open scholarly infrastructure and leading the way for a more accessible, open, secure, and fair research landscape. 

To learn more about the progress made and the impact of the DSpace community, we invite you to read the full report here. 

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to advancing open science.