In 1993, dblp was founded at the computer science department of the University of Trier, and up until end of 2010, it was provided by the university alone. From 2010 to 2018, dblp has been a joint service of the University of Trier and Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics. Since November 2018, dblp is operated and maintained solely by Schloss Dagstuhl, although there is still a close cooperation with the University of Trier.
The University of Trier is a state university with – among other topics – a research focus on digital methods and the handling of bibliographic metadata. The universities main budget comes from the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Schloss Dagstuhl is a "gemeinnützige GmbH" (i.e., a charitable non-profit company under German law) that has been founded to support and promote the worldwide computer science community. Schloss Dagstuhl receives funding from the federal government of Germany and from the German federal states of Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate.
In addition to its regular funding, the dblp computer science bibliography receives and has received grants and donations by the following organizations:
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation),
- Leibniz Gemeinschaft (Leibniz Association),
- Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH (Klaus Tschira Foundation),
- Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2),
- Microsoft Research,
- and the Very Large Data Base Endowment.
as well as a number of individual donors. You can donate to dblp, too.