ERCIM News 80

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January 2010
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Digital Preservation

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The Future of CLOUD Computing - Report from EC CLOUD Computing Expert Group

by Keith Jeffery

The EC DG Information Society and Media, Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures convened an expert group on CLOUD Computing in 2009. The group has produced a report that outlines the future directions of Cloud Computing research. The findings of the final report of the group of experts and the orientations for future research in cloud computing will be presented and discussed on 26 January 2010, in Brussels.


The OpenAIRE Project - Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe

by Donatella Castelli and Paolo Manghi

OpenAIRE will deliver “an electronic infrastructure and supporting mechanisms for the identification, deposition, access, and monitoring of FP7 and ERC funded articles”, where the main supporting mechanism will be a European Helpdesk System. The infrastructure will be based on state-of-the-art software services of the D-Net Software Toolkit developed within the DRIVER and DRIVER-II projects and the Invenio digital repository software developed at CERN.


Alliance for Permanent Access to the Records of Science

by Keith Jeffery

The Alliance for Permanent Access to Records of Science (usually referred to by its acronym APA) has been set up by concerned persons representing organisations working on digital preservation/curation who believe that the record of science must be curated for future use. APA is a not-for-profit organization registered in the Netherlands.