A Digital Library Infrastructure on Grid Enabled Technology


The DILIGENT project is creating an advanced test-bed that will allow virtual e-Science communities to share knowledge and collaborate in a secure, coordinated, dynamic and cost-effective way.
The DILIGENT test-bed will be built by integrating Grid and Digital Library (DL) technologies. Merging of these different technologies will lay the foundations for a next generation e-Science knowledge infrastructure with many different research and industrial applications.
The test-bed will be demonstrated and validated by two complementary real-life application scenarios: one from the environmental e-science domain and one from the cultural heritage domain. The first user community is composed of representatives from leading organisations that operate in the environmental sector; the second consists of scholars, distributed all over the world working together in a three-year project to merge the medical, humanity, social science and communication research areas.

National And Kapodistrian University Of Athens
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich ETH
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institute Integrated Publication And Information Systems (IPSI)
Institut für Medizinische Informatik und Technik Tirol, Gmbh UMIT
European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN
Engineering-Ingegnaria Informatica S.P.A.
University of Strathclyde
Fast Search & Transfer ASA
European Space Agency ESA-ESRIN
Scuola Normale Superiore for its Center for the Data Processing of Texts and Images in the Literary Tradition
SOFT Szamitastechnikai KFT
RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana S.P.A.

36 months. 1 September 2004 - 30 November 2007

ERCIM's role:
Project co-ordinator

Total budget:
8 900 000 Euro

Funding Agencies:
European Commission, FP6 IST Programme

DILIGENT home page: http://diligent.ercim.eu/