Latest Release

Try it out! If you'd just like to try out the latest version of DSpace, visit  This demo installation provides a sandbox where you can try out DSpace at any account level, from administrator to depositor. Login details are available on the homepage of either the XMLUI or JSPUI of this sandbox instance.

DSpace 4.2 can be downloaded from the files area in SourceForge (Zip) or via GitHub (dspace-4.2 tag).  Release documentation is available at DSpace 4.x Documentation.

DSpace 4.2 provides bug fixes and minor improvements to the 4.x platform.  We encourage users to upgrade to 4.2.

4.2 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed occasional "Out of Memory" errors when indexing large bitstreams/files in Discovery (DS-1958)
  • Fixed issue where REST API was not releasing "context" and ignored database pooling (DS-1986)
  • Fixed Solr commit delays when "did you mean" functionality is enabled in Discovery (DS-2060)
  • Fixed the "dspace classpath" command (DS-1998)
  • Fixed issue where thumbnails were not displayed when using JSPUI + Oracle database (DS-2013)
  • Fixed validation of OAI-PMH response (DS-1928)
  • Fixed several Oracle database upgrade script errors (DS-2036, DS-2038, DS-2056, and DS-1957)
  • Fixed Maven build issue on Windows operating systems (DS-1940)
  • Other minor fixes See Changes in 4.x section for a list of all fixes.

4.1 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where having a period (.) in your handle prefix generated incorrect identifiers (DS-1536)
  • Fixed broken quick build (from [dspace-src]/dspace) (DS-1867)
  • Fixed a crash of DSpace during CSV import via BTE (DS-1857)
  • Fixed collection harvesting to DSpace via ORE (DS-1848)
  • Fixed deposit of new items via SWORD (DS-1846)
  • Fixed search hit highlighting in XMLUI (DS-1907)
  • Fixed broken 'stat-initial' script (DS-1795)
  • Other minor fixes. See Changes in 4.x section of the documentation for a list of all fixes.

4.x New Features and Improvements


JSPUI Specific:

XMLUI Specific:

For much more information on each of these features or improvements, please visit our 4.0 Release Notes.

A detailed list of all changes in this release is also available in the 4.x Version History section of the online DSpace 4.x Documentation.


Latest online DSpace Documentation

Other Documentation:


The DSpace application would not exist without the hard work and support of the community. Thank you to the many developers who have worked very hard to deliver all the new features and improvements. Also thanks to the users who provided input and feedback on the development, as well those who participated in the testathons.
We especially would like to thank the 4.x Release Team: Mark Wood (Release Coordinator) from IUPUI, Andrea Bollini from CINECA, and Hardy Pottinger from University of Missouri Library Systems.
A detailed listing of all known people/institutions who contributed directly to DSpace 4.x is available in the Release Notes. (If you contributed and were accidentally not listed, please let us know so that we can correct it!) 
For DSpace 4.0, we had a total of 59 individuals contribute code, bug reports, and bug fixes.  A big thanks goes out to everyone who participated.  We hope you'll continue to be a valuable addition to the DSpace community for the next release and beyond!


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