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Upgraded MSpace improves interface and streamlines submission process

Learn about new MSpace features and thesis depositing July 11

June 26, 2023 — 

MSpace has been upgraded to improve the interface and streamline the submission process. MSpace is the University’s institutional repository that enables open archiving and discovery of articles, books, theses and practica and other scholarly publications. It is used to manage, preserve, and make the academic works of the UM community available to the world.

Upgraded MSpace

The upgraded MSpace offers new features:

  • Improved look and feel of the web interface
  • Streamlined submission forms
  • Metadata reuse and integrations with a full-featured REST API
  • More options to upload material including drag-and-drop
  • Alternate language display options
  • UM-branded front page
  • Personal ‘My MSpace’ for logged in users

Future Features

More functionality is now possible.  Here are some of the future developments:

  • Collate all scholarship in MSpace under a profile, such as a funder, department or person, across collections
  • Integrations to make submissions easier and in copyright compliance
  • Dynamic linkages between ORCID and individual authors
  • Dashboard to show global reach of MSpace content
  • Make submission quicker using live import of existing records

Three new department/college collections will be created soon. If you have wondered how you can get your departmental content in MSpace, contact your liaison librarian or email

Information session

To support graduate students with the new MSpace interface, join us online for the Thesis Deposit Help session on Tuesday July 11, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Learn about:

  • Depositing thesis through the new MSpace environment
  • Descriptive information requirements for the MSpace (University of Manitoba’s Institutional Repository) submission
  • Planning for publication after thesis deposit (i.e., embargo-related issues)
  • Copyright concerns
  • Deposit considerations for supplementary files (UM Dataverse versus MSpace)

Visit the UM Libraries website MSpace section or contact for more information.

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