Saturday, November 8, 2014

The DSpace 5.0 Testathon Begins Nov 10, 2014

–Users/Feedback Wanted!

From Hardy Pottinger, DSpace 5.0 Release Team Member
The first Release Candidate for DSpace 5.0 will be made available for testing on November 6, 2014. New features of interest include:
For all UIs:
• Batch import from Zip files uploaded via the admin interface of either UI
• Easier Database upgrades, thanks to the inclusion of Flyway, an open-source database migration tool
• A feature-complete REST API, supporting both read and write operations
• Linked (Open) Data support
• Metadata for all DSpace Objects
• Improved thumbnail generation (via ImageMagick/Ghostscript)
• Google Analytics integration now tracks "downloads" of bitstreams
• A place to add third-party plugins
For JSPUI only:
• HTML5-based drag and drop upload interface for uploading bitstreams during submission
• Per-item configurable visual indicators for browse and search results
For XMLUI only:
• Mirage2 theme, utilizing many modern web design tools and technologies, facilitating a "responsive" web design, adapting to any screen size
• ORCID integration via an authority plugin, and a new authority cache
• Serpa/Romeo lookup
• Rendering MathML code in abstracts
• Error pages (including page not found) are all styled with your own site styles
• Collection drop down box performance improvements for repositories with a large number of collections
• (Optional) ability to generate citation cover pages on PDFs
• An aspect for adding Google Analytics web usage information to item pages
There's much more. Please see full list on the Release Status page at:

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