DSpace is community-developed open source software Digital Asset Management system that enables services for access, provision, stewardship and re-use of digital assets with a focus on educational and research materials. It is currently installed at over 220 universities worldwide, which collectively store well over 1 million items, consisting of research papers, technical reports, datasets, images and videos. In addition, other organizations are using DSpace to store, organize and preserve their digital assets, such as HP Labs and the Superior Court of Justice in Brazil.
Currently, DSpace is a BSD-licensed open source system hosted on SourceForge, with copyright held by HP and MIT. In 2007, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will be formed to hold and protect DSpace IP, and to enable more organizations to become involved in the governance of DSpace.