DSpace exists as a result of the support of its sponsoring organizations,
who provide space, funding, staffing, equipment, and other resources which
make the effort possible. The following organizations have provided significant
sponsorship of DSpace:
The MIT Libraries support the Institute’s programs of study and
research. Five major subject libraries, for Architecture and Planning,
Engineering, Humanities, Science, and Management and Social Sciences,
as well as five specialized libraries and the Institute Archives,
offer access to a wide range of materials both print and electronic.
The collection includes more than 2.5 million volumes, 17,000 current
journals, and extensive collections of microforms, maps, scores,
sound recordings, and videotapes.
The Libraries' website http://libraries.mit.edu
presents information about library services and provides access
for the MIT community to 200 databases and 1200 electronic journals.
Employing a staff of over 250, the MIT Libraries maintain membership
in the Association of Research Libraries, the International Association
of Technological University Libraries, the Online Computer Library
Center, and the Boston Library Consortium.
invent@mit: The HP-MIT Alliance - is a joint venture created by
Hewlett-Packard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to
carry out collaborative, leading-edge research in digital technologies
at the intersection of industry and academic needs. The HP-MIT Alliance,
which was formed in August 2000 as a five-year project, focuses
on three areas: communications and computing platforms, e-services
for commerce and business, and fundamental research. HP invests
about $5 million a year in project funding and infrastructure for
this ambitious partnership.
Information about HP and its products can be found on the World
Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.