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Thank You to Our DuraSpace Community of Supporters

Winchester, MA  Earlier this year the DuraSpace organization launched its third annual Sponsorship Program, encouraging all institutions using the DSpace and Fedora open source technologies to contribute financially to the not for profit entity which provides leadership and support for these platforms. Thanks to our community we raised $417,750 in this year's campaign, with $223,750 coming from the DSpace community, $173,000  from the Fedora community and $21,000 from institutions who do not use either DSpace or Fedora, but who recognize the critical role DuraSpace has in helping to meet the challenge of preserving and providing access to our collective digital heritage. This year there are a total of 86 DuraSpace sponsors, an increase of 37% over last year.  Along with 59 renewing sponsors, 27 new sponsors made a commitment to help fund DuraSpace. The sponsor dollars will pay for DuraSpace staff working directly on DSpace and Fedora, our community programs and our webinar/educational series as well as infrastructure to support the technologies.

DuraSpace CEO Michele Kimpton says, "The continued evolution of DSpace and Fedora depend on the DuraSpace not-for-profit organization bringing the community together and providing the guidance and the essential resources necessary for effective collaboration. We are grateful this year so many institutions showed their commitment in the continued advancement of DSpace and Future and support of the community collaborative process." 

DuraSpace would like to thank all sponsoring institutions:

Gold Sponsors
Arizona State University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University
Emory University
Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
North Carolina State University 
Stanford University
Texas Digital Library
Tufts University
University of British Columbia 
University of Illinois 
University of Michigan 
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas Libraries
University of Toronto 
University of Virginia 
Virginia Tech 

Silver Sponsors
Georgia Institute of Technology 
Harvard University
Monash University
Northwestern University 
Penn State
Rice University 
Smithsonian Institution 
The Ohio State University
University of Calgary 
University of California San Diego
University of Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
University of Guelph 
University of Hull
University of Kansas
University of Maryland 
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of New South Wales
University of Ottawa
University of Prince Edward Island
University of York
York University Libraries

Bronze Sponsors
Brown University
Case Western Reserve University
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
Durham University
Florida State University
George Mason University
Georgetown University 
Imperial College London
Lafayette College
National Library of Medicine
New York University
Northeastern University 
Oxford University
Purdue University
Rockefeller University
State and University Library, Aarhus, Denmark
Université de Montréal
University of Adelaide
University of Arizona
University of Auckland 
University of Connecticut
University of Hawaii at Manoa 
University of Manitoba 
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
University of Missouri
University of New Brunswick
University of Notre Dame
University of Technology Sydney
University of Tennessee
Utrecht University
Vrije University Amsterdam
Washington State University Libriaries
Yale University 
Youngstown State University

Friends of DuraSpace
Creighton University
Kansas State University 
Loughborough University
Massey University
Temple University
University College Cork
University of Delaware

*Italics indicate new sponsors

About DuraSpace 
DuraSpace is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  DuraSpace provides leadership and innovation in the use of open source and cloud-based technologies to serve libraries, universities, and research centers, for managing and preserving digital content.  The organization’s open source technology portfolio includes the DSpace open access repository application and the Fedora open repository platform. DuraSpace is the home of DuraCloud, an emerging cloud-based service that leverages existing cloud infrastructure to ensure durability and enable access to digital content.
Contact: Valorie Hollister, Director of Community Programs; vhollister[at]