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Lead Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Champaign, Illinois

http://www.lis.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) is recognized as a premier institution, frequently ranked number one and consistently among the top three U.S. LIS schools. For more than 100 years, GSLIS has prepared students for careers as leaders in information professions and research. The school is in the process of mounting a certificate of advanced study in digital libraries at the instigation of faculty, many of whom have sustained teaching and research interests in this area.

GSLIS key project activities in Phase 1 of ECHO DEPository

  • Explore long-term semantic preservation research issues (lead)

  • Assist development of criteria for evaluation of repository systems; evaluate repositories in experimental environment

  • Contribute to development of tools suite; test and evaluate tools

  • Assist development and evaluation of selection rationale models in collaboration with other partners

University of Illinois Library University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
http://www.library.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois Library is one of the preeminent research collections in the nation and in the world. With more than 10 million volumes and a total of 21 million items, it ranks third among academic libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and services possible, and engaging in research and development activities . both of which support the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service. The Library consists of more than 40 department libraries that are located throughout campus, and currently employs approximately 100 faculty and 300 staff members.

The Library has been involved in testing digital library technologies since its involvement in the DLI 1 testbed work. Since that time, the Library has been involved in numerous testbed development projects, including the NSDL, the OAI Cultural Heritage Repository, the Digital Imaging and Media Technologies Initiative and the Teaching with Digital Content project.

Illinois Library key project activities during Phase 1

  • Develop criteria for and conduct testing and evaluation of repository systems in pseudo-production environment (lead)

  • Contribute to development of tools suite; test and evaluate tools

  • Assist development and evaluation of selection rationale models in collaboration with other partners

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is a leader in defining the future's high-performance cyberinfrastructure for scientists, engineers, and society. NCSA works with research centers nationwide to build cyberinfrastructure, tools, and applications for grid computing. By 2004, NCSA will deploy more than 30 teraflops of computing power, making it the single largest facility serving open scientific research in the world.

NCSA key project activities during Phase 1

  • Explore service models for digital archiving (lead)

  • Contribute to development of tools suite; test and evaluate tools

  • Contribute content to repository testbed