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The Exploring Collaborations to Harness Objects in a Digital Environment for Preservation (ECHO DEPository) Project began as a three-year $2.75M federal partnership with the Library of Congress under its National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP). The project was a partnership among the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (the Illinois Library, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications [NCSA]), and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), together with the Perseus Project at Tufts University, the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University Library, and an alliance of state libraries from Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

At the end of 2007 the ECHO DEPository Project received an additional $562,500 from the Library of Congress to fund extended, as well as new, research on technical architecture work. At that time the Illinois Department of Computer Science joined the project, and the University of Maryland became a project partner. 

For detailed information about, see About NDIIPP.