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A testbed digital library infrastructure on grid enabled technology

Objective

The main objective of DILIGENT is to create an advanced test-bed that will allow members of dynamic virtual e-Science organizations to access shared knowledge and to collaborate in a secure, coordinated, dynamic and cost-effective way. This test-bed will be built by integrating the Grid and Digital Library (DL) technologies. Merging of these different technologies will lay the foundations for a next generation e-Science knowledge infrastructure. The DILIGENT infrastructure, which will build upon the efforts of the EGEE project (IST-2003-508833), will serve many different research and industrial applications.

The test-bed will be demonstrated and validated by two complementary real-life application scenarios: one from the cultural heritage domain and one from the environmental e-Science domain. Additional objectives of the project are:
- to open up Grid technology to a broader range of research and industrial communities;
- to broaden the diffusion of DLs by supporting a cost-effective DL operational model;
- to promote cross-fertilization between the DL and Grid technology domains that will foster advances in both the areas.

In order to achieve its objectives, DILIGENT has identified four main areas of work:
- integration of DL services and content together with third-party applications as OGSA-compliant Grid services;
- experimentation with real-life user communities;
- feedback with respect to the capabilities of the Grid and the design of DL system architectures;
- exploitation and sustainability.

Two prototypes will be released during the project. The first one, which will run on a restricted Grid infrastructure, will be used to achieve a sufficient level of confidence about the technology and will demonstrate the feasibility of implementing a system that offers DL functionality on the Grid. The experience acquired will be used to build a revised test-bed that will be deployed on the EGEE infrastructure.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM
Address
2004, Route Des Lucioles Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
France

Participants (12)

4D SOFT SZAMITASTECHNIKAI KFT
Hungary
Address
Telepy Utca 24
1096 Budapest
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Route De Meyrin Cern
1211 Geneve 23
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
Address
8-10, Rue Mario Nikis
75738 Paris Cedex 15
Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica - S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via San Martino Della Battaglia 56
00185 Roma
FAST SEARCH AND TRANSFER ASA
Norway
Address
Christian Frederiks Plass 6
0154 Oslo
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Christou Lada 6
10561 Athina
RAI - RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Mazzini 14
00100 Roma
SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE
Italy
Address
Piazza Dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa
UNIVERSITAET BASEL
Switzerland
Address
Petersplatz 1
Basel
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow