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CNI Podcast: Data Federation of University Research

This podcast features a conversation with Assistant Dean for Innovation and Strategy at the University of Kansas, Deborah Ludwig. In this interview, Ludwig updates us on the D4 project.

D4 (Data Federation Of University Research) is a partnership of research universities developing a plan to federate institutional approaches to research data management and accompanying services at scale which is funded through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and led by the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Great Plains Network (GPN), and the University of Kansas (KU). In its first year of operation, focus was on creating an overarching plan from an environmental scan and on working with a broad array of chief information officers, chief research officers and university librarians that make up the advisory council for the project.

This interview is provided courtesy of CNI and was recorded at their 2013 Fall Membership Meeting. The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. You can learn more about CNI at their web site,


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