SLA2008: cyber infrastructure - building bridges
This was also on Monday at 1:30.
Lucy Nowell, Program Director, NSF Office of Cyberintrastructure presented on what her office does and what's needed -- in particular, she wanted to encourage librarians to be part of project teams who are proposing for this.
infrastructure is like power, water, transportation
research infrastructure is labs, observatories, libraries, computational infrastructure, professional societies
library infrastructure is catalogs, journals, citation indexes
computational infrastructure - internet, local networks, computers, scanners, high performance computing, virtual organizations, data
virtual orgs for distributed communities
high performance computing data/visualization/interaction
training & workforce needs/opportunities
cyberinfrastructure can be top down but can also be science driven
IPY 1 data is available (all in paper) but IPY2 data is not available for use - it was digitalIPY
3 is going on right now, will we preserve and provide access to that data?
Why preserve data?
- irreversible (like earthquakes)
- for replication
- longitudinal analysis
- interdisciplinary research
- to broaden participation (citizen science but also with partners from less developed countries)
- user centered, evolveable, multisector, sustainable, open, nimble, extensible
- longterm preservation and access to data
- technologically and economically sustainable
- empower science
- partners *will* include libraries, computer scientists, domain experts
i love this quote
" we don't want to protect data from users"
- submissions will be interdisciplinary and will deal with data through its lifecycle - will be foundational for other programs to build on
Labels: cyberinfrastructure, SLA2008