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Digital Preservation

The Library of Congress > Digital Preservation > Partners > Chronopolis Project

Lead Partners: The University of California at San Diego Libraries and San Diego Super Computer Center
Additional Partner: National Center for Atmospheric Research, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

Chronopolis is a data grid framework. Each partner will run a grid node with at least 50 terabytes of storage capacity for NDIIPP-related digital collections.  The project is exploring geographic data distribution along with curatorial audit reporting and access for preservation clients.


  • Provide a data grid for highly accessible and redundant data storage systems
  • Enable geographically distributed digital preservation
  • Develop best practices for the NDIIPP community for data packaging and transmission among heterogeneous digital archive systems.

More detailed project information can be found at the Project Web site (external link).