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DuraSpace Launches Sponsorship Program

Ithaca, NY DuraSpace, an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has launched its 2010 Sponsorship Program ( to engage leaders from university and library communities in supporting the organization’s ongoing mission. DuraSpace provides open source software and services to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage.  DuraSpace is the home of the DSpace ( and Fedora ( open source software for digital repositories. Sponsors contribute at three levels of giving ( as an investment in community-driven approaches to preserving our digital heritage. 
Providing Leadership and Advocacy
DuraSpace ( is committed to providing leadership and innovation in the development and deployment of open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. Collaborators include highly respected academic institutions, government agencies, and scientific and cultural organizations.  In addition to its work in open source software and services, DuraSpace advocates for open access to scholarly publications and for interoperability of the supporting technologies. DuraSpace has helped to establish open standards and protocols by working with other open source software projects and working closely with commercial partners on integration strategies.
Clifford A. Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) offers this rationale for financial support of the DuraSpace organization: “DuraSpace is well positioned to focus resources and talent to accelerate progress in areas critical to the research, education and cultural memory communities.”
About DuraSpace
DuraSpace is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. DuraSpace software and services are used worldwide as solutions for open access, institutional repositories, digital libraries, digital archives, data curation, virtual research environments, and more.  DuraSpace provides leadership and innovation in the use of open source and cloud-based technologies to serve libraries, universities, research centers, cultural heritage institutions, and other knowledge stewards.  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 enable durability and access to digital content.  The DuraSpace team includes recognized leaders and experts in the management of digital information.  The team works with an active and diverse international community committed to the durability of digital resources.
The DuraSpace technology portfolio inherently addresses the issue of durability of digital content.  Our values are expressed in our organizational byline, “open technologies for durable digital content.”
Contact: Carol Minton Morris, Dir. Communications and Marketing, 607 255-2702; cmmorris[at]