Dear DSpace Community,

Our 2010 DuraSpace sponsorship program is off to a really good start! As of today, we have a total of $174,000 in financial support committed by our community members (the list of contributors so far can be seen below). In addition to supplying the funds to cover about 25% of our operating costs on an on-going basis, the Sponsorship Program is designed to provide us with a large number of active partners in our mission to preserve the world's intellectual, cultural and scientific information by providing technologies and services that help to ensure that digital content is accessible over the long term. 

In order for us to maintain our 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit organization, DuraSpace must be able to demonstrate it receives financial support from a broad number of supporters, and is not funded solely by a few organizations.  The sponsorship funds help support the DSpace and Fedora community programs and technical leadership.  Launching a new sponsorship program is these economic times is particularly challenging, but is imperative to our success as a sustainable independent organization  We have passed the halfway point towards our first-year goal of $300,000 in two months. Please keep those card and letters (and emails) coming! We really appreciate your support.

If you would like to learn more about the sponsorship program you can view the materials we have sent out to the community at http://duraspace.org/sponsorship.php.

If you have questions, please feel free to email me.

Valorie Hollister
Director of Community Development, DSpace Project
DuraSpace
vhollister@duraspace.org



Gold Sponsors 
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Arizona State University Library 
Columbia University Libraries 
Cornell University Library 
Indiana University
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) 
MIT Libraries 
Stanford University Library 
Tufts University Library 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago Libraries 
University of Michigan 
University of Toronto 
University of Virginia Library 

Silver Sponsors 
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Oxford University 
Northwestern University 
Rice University Library 
University of Minnesota Libraries 
University of New South Wales 
York University Libraries 

Bronze Sponsors 
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Malmo University 
Markus Library, The Rockefeller University
MBLWHOI Library 
New York University 
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library 
University of Notre Dame 
University of Southern Queensland 
University of Technology Sydney Library 

Other Gifts 
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Digital Humanities Observatory 
Kansas State University Library 
Vanderbilt University Libraries