Papers Wanted

Online archives run by universities struggle to attract material

Table: Showing MIT professors' concerns about the online archive DSpaceBy ANDREA L. FOSTER

An ambitious effort by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build a free electronic archive of the scholarship the institute produces has hit a snag.

Released in November 2002, the archive, DSpace, was seen by many in academe as a beacon for open-access scholarship. It would promote collaboration among