Introducing the SBD-Gateway Project

The Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries is a two-year IMLS-funded project to develop, seed, and maintain a cloud-based, extendable cyberinfrastructure for sharing large academic library data resources with a growing community of scholars. The gateway will initially be seeded with a combination of open and licensed bibliometric datasets, including Microsoft Academic and Web of Science data.

The project is led by Indiana University Libraries in collaboration with the Indiana University Network Science Institute, the Pervasive Technology Institute, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Additionally, the SBD-Gateway is proud to be partnering with:

  • Clarivate Analytics
  • Michigan State University
  • Microsoft Research
  • Midwest Big Data Hub
  • Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • South Big Data Hub
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • West Big Data Hub

To understand more about the value and complexity of these datasets, we encourage you to watch our short video on the subject:

This blog will provide periodic updates on infrastructure development and share opportunities for getting involved. We will also be sharing news and event on our Twitter feed: @SBD_Gateway

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services LG-70-18-0202.

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