The Rejection of D-Space: Selecting Theses Database Software at the University of Calgary Archives:
This article by Lisa Atkinson of the University of Calgary Archives describes their decision to abandon DSpace for their ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) platform. Richard Jones of Imperial College London has prepared a rebuttal to LisaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s criticisms.
Update (2006-12-19): The University of Calgary has reevaluated DSpace and is intending to use it as an ETD platform.
I teach dspace, despite its myriad of issues, to my students. I will be combining it with Digital Curation this spring I think. It should be fun.