An unfortunate conflict with the DLF Forum, but fyi, please share
within your institutions.


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 (via Don Waters, for Chris Greer, NSF)
Dear Colleague,
We are writing to draw your attention to a newly-released, NSF solicitation,
entitled Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partners
(DataNet).  You can access the solicitation at the NSF web site:
The specific goals of this program are to support the development of a small
set of full-scale exemplars of new types of digital data preservation and
access organizations that: (1) combine expertise in library and archival
sciences, computer, computational, and information sciences,
cyberinfrastructure, and domain sciences and engineering; (2) develop models
for economic and technological sustainability over multiple decades; (3)
engage at the frontiers of science and engineering research and education as
an information resource, an object of research, and a research entity; and
(4) work cooperatively and in coordination to create a functional data
network with revolutionary new capabilities for information access, use, and
integration without regard to conventional barriers such as data type and
format, discipline or subject area, and time and place.
Please note that an informational meeting for prospective Principal
Investigators will be held 10 am to noon, Tuesday, November 6, 2007, Room
595 NSF Stafford II building, Arlington, Virginia. The informational meeting
will be webcast for remote viewing and archived for delayed viewing. Details
will be posted on the OCI web page ( or
may be obtained by contacting any of the program contacts listed on this
solicitation or calling the Office of Cyberinfrastructure at 703-292-8970.
Please use the contact information on the solicitation to forward your
questions or requests for additional information.  Also, we hope you will
share this information with others you think may have an interest in this
With Best Regards,
Chris Greer, Lucy Nowell, Sylvia Spengler
National Science Foundation
Chris Greer, PhD
Senior Advisor for Digital Data
Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI)
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd, Rm 1145
Arlington, VA 22230

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