About CI-BER

CI-BER is a second-generation research collaboration that brings together experts in computer science, engineering, and archival science.  It extends earlier work done under TPAP (Transcontinental Persistent Archives Prototype) and its goal is to further the understanding of infrastructure that scales and provide insights into the management of scientific data in general. We will look at ultra high scale collections and visual analytics techniques, in order to enhance the value of government records that can lead to generalizable infrastructure and technology.

CI-BER, which started on September 15, 2010, is part of a cooperative research agreement between the National Archives and Records Administration / National Archives Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies (NARA/NCAST), the National Science Foundation / Office of Cyberinfrastructure (NSF/OCI), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). CI-BER is concerned with the now familiar "digital tsunami" challenge and the management of billions of electronic records and thousands of petabytes.

Led by the Sustainable Archives and Leveraging Technologies group (SALT) at UNC, CI-BER partners with researchers at UNC,, the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), and Duke University, as well as with staff at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).  

We are initiating this new blog to spur discussions and share project findings.  If you have suggestions for blog topics and articles, you can also e-mail us at salt@unc.edu.

Looking forward to connecting online!

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