Curation tasks and helper scripts for the CGSpace institutional repository.
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CGSpace Java Helpers GitHub Actions

DSpace curation tasks and other Java-based helpers used on the CGSpace institutional repository:

  • CountryCodeTagger: add ISO 3166-1 Alpha2 country codes to items based on their existing country metadata
  • FixJpgJpgThumbnails: fix low-quality ".jpg.jpg" thumbnails by replacing them with their originals
  • FixLowQualityThumbnails: remove low-quality thumbnails when PDF bitstreams are present
  • NormalizeDOIs: normalize DOIs by stripping whitespace, lowercasing, and converting to format

Tested on DSpace 7.6. Read more about the DSpace curation system.

Build and Install

Integrate into DSpace Build

To use these curation tasks in a DSpace project add the following dependency to dspace/modules/additions/pom.xml:


The jar will be copied to all DSpace applications.

Manual Build and Install

To build the standalone jar:

$ mvn package

Copy the resulting jar to the DSpace lib directory:

$ cp target/cgspace-java-helpers- ~/dspace/lib/


Please refer to the appropriate file:



This project was initially created according to the Maven Getting Started Guide:

$ mvn -B archetype:generate -DgroupId=io.github.ilri.cgspace -DartifactId=cgspace-java-helpers -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-quickstart -DarchetypeVersion=1.4

To deploy a new -SNAPSHOT release to Maven Central (make sure OSSHRH credentials are in ~/.m2/settings.xml):

$ mvn clean deploy

See: Performing a Snapshot Deployment


This work is licensed under the GPLv3.

This repository contains data from the Debian iso-codes project project, which is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1.