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Contribute to the DSpace Development Fund

The newly established DSpace Development Fund supports the development of new features prioritized by DSpace Governance. For a list of planned features see the fund wiki page.

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LYRASIS and DSpace are excited to announce that the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS), selected DSpace in their third round of pledging. SCOSS, established in 2017, is a network of influential organizations committed to helping secure Open Access and Open Source infrastructure well into the future by identifying non-commercial services essential to Open Science and making qualified recommendations on which of these services should be considered for funding support. On an annual basis, SCOSS calls on the Open Science community to financially support, for a period of three years, recommended infrastructure deemed important by SCOSS.

As of September 2021, SCOSS has successfully completed two pledging rounds and recently announced it’s third round and is actively promoting funding for 3 Open Source programs:

We are thrilled SCOSS understands the importance of DSpace and its global community’s efforts to support and further develop and sustain DSpace. Please take a moment to view the DSpace pitch.

  • SCOSS funding target for DSpace: Operational funding: €663,074/ $763,473
  • If you are interested in pledging to DSpace, download the SCOSS DSpace flyer, which includes details about the suggested funding structure.
  • Ready to pledge? Contact: Kristi Park at


We deeply appreciate the organizations that have pledged to support DSpace via this campaign.  The contributions will help ensure the sustainability of this vital platform for open science, and we’re so grateful for this support.

Those that pledged thus far include:

  • California Digital Library, University of California

  • Canadian Research Knowledge Network (pledging institutions are listed below)
    • Cape Breton University
    • Dalhousie University
    • MacEwan University
    • McMaster University
    • Memorial University of Newfoundland
    • Nipissing University
    • Trent University
    • Université du Québec à Montréal
    • University of Alberta
    • University of New Brunswick
    • University of Saskatchewan
    • University of Winnipeg
    • Vancouver Island University
    • York University

  • Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (pledging institutions are listed below)
    • EPF Lausanne

    • FHNW
    • Universität Bern

    • Université de Lausanne
    • Université de Neuchâtel
    • Universität Zürich (ZB)
    • Zürcher Hochschule der Angewandten Wissenschaften

  • Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)

  • Couperin
    • Université Paris Nanterre

  • Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)
    • University of New South Wales

  • FineELib  (pledging institutions are listed below)
    • Abo Akademi University
    • Aalto University
    • University of Eastern Finland incl. Kuopio University Hospital
    • University of Helsinki incl. Helsinki University Central Hospital
    • University of Jyväskylä
    • University of Oulu incl. Oulu University Hospital

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SCOSS Third Funding Cycle:


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