CI-BER was a second-generation research collaboration that brings together experts in computer science, engineering, and archival science. It extended earlier work done under TPAP (Transcontinental Persistent Archives Prototype) and its goal was to further the understanding of infrastructure that scales and provide insights into the management of scientific data in general. We looked 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, is now part of the NSF/DIBBs "Brown Dog" project (funding from Oct. 2013 - Sep. 2018) and is based at the College of Information Studies ("Maryland's iSchool") at the University of Maryland. When the project first started on September 15, 2010, it was 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 was concerned with the now familiar "digital tsunami" challenge and the management of billions of electronic records and thousands of petabytes.
We initiated 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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