Research and Grant-Funded Activities

The UC San Diego Library is actively engaged in applied research that contributes to the development of regional, national, and international digital library content, standards, and services.

Current Activities

Title:    Archivists Toolkit
Description:    The first open source archival data management system to provide integrated support for accessioning, description, donor tracking, name and subject authority work, and location management for archival materials.
Funding agency:    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Collaborators:    New York University, Five Colleges Inc.
Dates:    2004-2007 (Phase 1), 2007-2009 (Phase 2)
Project web site:    http://www.archiviststoolkit.org

 

Title:    Chronopolis
Description:    A digital preservation repository that will provide distributed storage, data replication, storage management and core ingestion, curation and preservation tools and services across time and space using data grid technologies.

Collaborators:   

 

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of Maryland, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

 

Title:   

Data Center for LC Digital Holdings (pilot project)

Description:   

A one-year pilot project to demonstrate the feasibility and performance of current approaches for a production digital Data Center to support the Library of Congress’ requirements.

Funding agency:    Library of Congress
Collaborators:    San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

Dates:   

2006-2007

Past Activities

Title:   

Digital Preservation Lifecycle Management

Description:   

This project demonstrated a preservation life cycle management process for video content, including management of authenticity, integrity, and infrastructure independence. The aim was to identify a preservation lifecycle, which would mesh seamlessly with the content production.

Funding agency:   

 

National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP)

Collaborators:   

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), UCSD-TV, UCTV, Institute of International Affairs at the University of California, Berkeley

Dates:   

2005-2006

Project web site:   

http://www.sdsc.edu/srb/projects/digarch/main.html

 

Title:   

PoLicy Enforcement in Data Grid Environments (PLEDGE)

Description:   

A research project that developed scalable policy expression and digital information life cycle management technologies for digital librarians and archivists.

Funding agency:   

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Collaborators:   

MIT, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

Dates:   

2005-2006

Project web site:   

http://pledge.mit.edu/

 

Title:    DSpace/SRB Integration
Description:    Integration of a user-friendly interface that supported digital asset life-cycle management (DSpace) with a data storage management infrastructure (SRB). It supported large scale storage, as well as access to replicated, distributed data across the data grid.
Funding agency:    National Archives and Records Administration NARA)
Collaborators:    MIT, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
Dates:    2004-2005
Project web site:    https://libnet.ucsd.edu/nara/

 

Title:    Union Catalog for Art Images (UCAI)
Description:    Examined the need and infrastructure for a shared cataloging utility for art images.
Funding agency:    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Collaborators:    Cleveland Art Museum, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania
Dates:   

2002-2003 (Phase 1), 2004-2005 (Phase 2)

Project web site:    http://gort.ucsd.edu/ucai/

 

Title:    Image Digitization
Description:    Digitization of 225,000 art and architecture slides to support classroom instruction. The digital images are currently accessible through ARTstor and make up one of the founding collections.
Funding agency:    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Dates:    2003-2005
Project web site:    http://www.artstor.org/info/

 

Title:    California Explores the Ocean
Description:    An endeavor that made primary source collections about the ocean and ocean exploration accessible to the citizens of California.
Funding agency:    Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
Collaborators:   

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library and Archives, San Diego Historical Society

Dates:    2001-2002
Project web site:    http://ceo.ucsd.edu

 

Title:    Bridging the Gap between Libraries and Data Archives
Description:    An oceanography collection providing access to nearly 50 years of shipboard data, integrating historical documents, samples, research publications, and maps from global databases was developed into a searchable digital library.
Funding agency:   

National Science Digital Library (NDSL)

Collaborators:   

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

Dates:    2001-2004
Project web site:    http://nsdl.sdsc.edu/

For more information contact Ardys Kozbial