Collaborative Librarians

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What is Cyberinfrastructure? January 17, 2011

Is there a consistent definition of CI? I’ll be updating this page as I make my way through the CI literature.


  • The Grid
  • eScience
  • cyberinfrastructure
  • collaboratories
  • online collaboration


  • “Under the rubric of cyberinfrastructure (CI) in the US and e-Science in the UK there is currently a significant emphasis placed on the development of long-term information infrastructure for the support of scientific, academic and scholarly research. These endeavors are centered on providing computing resources, facilitating long distance collaboration, enabling data sharing, and developing novel analytic tools.” Ribes, D., & Finholt, T. A. (2007). Tensions across the scales: Planning infrastructure for the long-term Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (pp. 229-238). New York: ACM.

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