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Node Partners

Chronopolis node partners provide the critical infrastructure - hardware, software, and networks - that make Chronopolis possible. All node partners are non-profit, academic institutions, and each brings unique strengths and capabilities to the Chronopolis network.

 

National Center for Atmospheric Research

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR's mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related Earth and geospace systems; to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community, nationally and internationally; to foster the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. The National Science Foundation is NCAR's sponsor, with significant additional support provided by other U.S. government agencies, other national governments and the private sector.

 

Texas Digital Library

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) is a consortium of Texas institutions that builds capacity for preserving, managing, and providing access to unique digital collections of enduring value. TDL's empowering technology infrastructure, services, and community programs support research, teaching, and digital curation efforts at our member institutions; facilitate collaboration amongst our community and with external partners; and connect local work to a global ecosystem of digital library efforts.

 

University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computing Studies

The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) provides a unique multidisciplinary computing environment to address some of today's most pressing scientific and societal challenges. Led by distinguished researchers and supported by a cutting-edge infrastructure, UMIACS pioneers computational science involving national defense, precision medicine, big data, cybersecurity, language and culture, and more.

 

University of California, San Diego Library

The UC San Diego Library, ranked among the nation's top 25 public academic libraries, plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions. The world-renowned research for which UC San Diego is known starts at the UC San Diego Library, which provides the foundation of knowledge needed to advance cutting-edge discoveries in a wide range of disciplines, from healthcare and science to public policy and the arts.

 

Service Provider Partners

Chronopolis partners with Service Providers to extend Chronopolis services outside of our network. We currently work with two service providers: DuraSpace and the Digital Preservation Network. 

DuraSpace

DuraSpace is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open technologies that promote durable, persistent access to digital data. We collaborate with academic, scientific, cultural, and technology communities by supporting projects and creating services to help ensure that current and future generations have access to our collective digital heritage.

 

Digital Preservation Network

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) is a membership organization focused on solving the big digital preservation challenges of our time.  DPN member activities include building infrastructure, tools, and services to address the challenges to assure the persistence of the valuable digital content of our time. The DPN repository network is a large-scale digital preservation service that is built to last beyond the life spans of individuals, technological systems, and organizations. DPN provides members of the academy and their successors with assurance that future access to their scholarly resources will be available in the event of disruptive change in administrative or physical institutional environments. By establishing a redundant and varied technical and legal infrastructure the survival, ownership and management of preserved digital content in the future is assured for DPN members.