Strategic Implications of Cloud Lab Initiatives
Carnegie Mellon University has announced a partnership with Emerald Cloud Labs to create a dedicated Cloud Lab for the University; this effort was the subject of the closing plenary at the December 2021 Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) meeting (see video).
In this discussion, I’ll start by briefly summarizing the initiative for those unfamiliar with it, and also discuss some interesting related developments in core research instrumentation operations. I’ll then focus on the broader implications for research resilience, scholarly communication, research data management, university budgeting, and other areas.
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Clifford Lynch is the director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and an adjunct professor at the School of Information. Prior to joining CNI in 1997, Lynch spent eighteen years at the University of California Office of the President, the last ten as director of Library Automation. Lynch is a past president of ASIS&T and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.