To the DSpace Community,
At the DSpace user group meeting last month, people said they'd like to
have more communication among members of the DSpace community. With that
in mind, we would like to broaden the reach of the DSpace Federation
website, www.dspace.org, to include
more content created by the DSpace community. MIT is currently
managing the DSpace Federation website and we could use your
First we need to know exactly how the community uses the content on
DSpace.org and what content you need. Send us your impressions of the
site and ideas for new content. Be as specific as
* What do you like or not like about DSpace.org?
* What would you like us to keep and what content should we get rid
Example "I like the elevator pitch, but I need more details on
financial planning or service policies." or "I'm a
one-man-band at my university - are there service providers or
consultants I can hire to help me out?"
Even more helpful: "I have a user survey I'd like to share
with the community. How can I add it to the site?"
Less helpful, but every voice counts: "It seems a little blah to me.
I can't quite say why."
* Send us your ideas on how to include content from the community - are
there web content management tools you've used that work well? Any
volunteers to manage the content, etc. How would you make the site more
* Do you have content you want to contribute?
Reply to Julie Walker at MIT
(email@example.com) -- we'll collect
the information and share the results with the community.
Thanks very much for sharing your impressions and ideas for
Julie Harford Walker