Chief Community Strategist
Last year DuraSpace reported on the early status of DuraCloud for Research (DfR), a project funded by the Alfred. P. Sloan Foundation to provide enhanced cloud storage for research data. DfR combines local monitoring and backup of project data from all local sources (including DropBox and other Web services) into DuraCloud. Metadata extracted during the upload process is stored in a cloud-hosted Fedora repository. DfR utilizes a data management and visualization tool developed by Discovery Garden for the Smithsonian Institution to provide the researcher and curation staff with a platform to organize the data and further enrich associated metadata. In this session, DuraSpace will offer a post-grant summary of progress and discuss next steps.