Research and Grant-Funded Activities

The UCSD Libraries are 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