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Daniel Leutenegger
Rathausgasse 18
CH-3011 Bern

Repositories and Cloud Services as part of Data Cyberinfrastructure

Repositories and Cloud Services as part of Data Cyberinfrastructure

21.09.2010 Library Science Talk 4th October / 5th October 2010

The Swiss National Library, CERN and AILIS invite you to the 6th Library Science Talk 2010.

The talk will take place on Monday 4th October at 15.30 in Geneva at ITU and on Tuesday 5th October at 15.30 in Bern at the Swiss National Library.

For the talk in Geneva at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), external guests should come to ITU, Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, with a valid ID. Further information and directions to the conference room will be provided upon registration at library@itu.int or by phone at 022 730 69 00.

For the talk in Bern at the Swiss National Library, external guests should be at Hallwylstrasse 15 at 15.30. For further information and a map, you may contact Ms. Genevieve Clavel at genevieve.clavel@nb.admin.ch or by telephone at 031 322 89 36.

Our speaker will be

Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace USA

She will present

Repositories and Cloud Services as part of Data Cyberinfrastructure


An historical look at the emergence of infrastructure - electric grids, railways, and the Internet - reveals that a key developmental stage has been reached when formerly incompatible or stand-alone systems are interconnected via adapters and gateways.

We see this in the digital repository domain, where the notion of a digital repository began as a predominantly institutional phenomenon, or in certain cases a disciplinary phenomenon, but is now evolving to a point where repositories are becoming integrated components of larger systems and distributed infrastructure.

At the same time, we see the emergence of cloud technologies that offer large-scale storage and compute capabilities, but with open questions on how well the cloud will meet the requirements of digital preservation and data archiving.

In this session, I will discuss how the DuraSpace not-for-profit organization is working to evolve open source repositories and cloud services to serve as core components within emerging data cyberinfrastructure.

In collaboration with the Fedora and DSpace communities, we are positioning repositories and cloud services to become part of a distributed data curation and archiving fabric that encompasses both institutional systems and the Web.

I will also provide highlights from the DuraSpace partnership with the Data Conservancy, an NSF-funded Datanet project.

More information on DuraSpace is available here:


The talk will be given in English.


Tullio Basaglia

CERN Scientific Information Service (GS-SI)
Library Section leader
Bat. 3-1-036, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland

email: tullio.basaglia@cern.ch

phone: +41-22-7677911 or 7672444

fax: +41-22-7672860

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