Programming language: Java
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: E-books And Integrated Library Systems     Calibre    
Latest version: v7.0-preview

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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 http://www.dspace.org/

:warning: Work on DSpace 7 has begun on our main branch. This means that there is NO user interface on this main branch. DSpace 7 will feature a new, unified Angular user interface, along with an enhanced, rebuilt REST API. The latest status of this work can be found on the DSpace 7 Working Group page. Additionally, the codebases can be found in the following places:

If you would like to get involved in our DSpace 7 development effort, we welcome new contributors. Just join one of our meetings or get in touch via Slack. See the DSpace 7 Working Group wiki page for more info.

If you are looking for the ongoing maintenance work for DSpace 6 (or prior releases), you can find that work on the corresponding maintenance branch (e.g. dspace-6_x) in this repository.


The latest release of DSpace can be downloaded from the DSpace website or from GitHub.

Past releases are all available via GitHub at https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace/releases

Documentation / Installation

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

The latest DSpace Installation instructions are available at: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSDOC6x/Installing+DSpace

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

See [Running DSpace 7 with Docker Compose](dspace/src/main/docker-compose/README.md)


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

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 https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACE/Support

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

## License

DSpace source code is freely available under a standard [BSD 3-Clause license](https://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause).
The full license is available in the [LICENSE](LICENSE) file or online at http://www.dspace.org/license/

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the DSpace README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.