Thank you all for being involved in DSpace, it really takes a community to keep this software strong, and useful into the future. Just letting you all know that the next version of DSpace will be DSpace 5, and will be released at the end of this year.
There is a list of new features that will be in DSpace 5: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+Release+5.0+Status
Some of the key features that are lining up for DSpace 5 thus far are:
- mirage2, a mobile friendly theme for xmlui
- ORCID integration
- Batch Item Import through the UI
If have local customizations that would make a great addition to a future release of DSpace, get involved. Hint: If you contribute your local customizations now, upgrading becomes much easier since you are just getting your same features back!