Association of Research Libraries (ARL®)


ARL/DLF/DuraSpace E-Science Institute

The DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute is offered to academic and research library audiences seeking opportunities to boost institutional support of e-research and the management and preservation of our scientific and scholarly record. The Institute includes ongoing communication with the ARL/CLIR Connect E-Science/E-Research Community—an interactive website for ESI participants to maintain contact with one another, the ESI faculty, and experts and professionals in the fields of information and library science to build a community of emerging practice.

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Look for announcements about specific dates as they become available. Sign up on the E-Science Institute website if you would like to be notified when date and registration information is available.


The ARL/DLF E-Science Institute was designed in 2011 to help research libraries develop a strategic agenda for e-research support, with a particular focus on the sciences. The Institute consisted of a series of interactive modules that took small teams of individuals through a dynamic learning process to strengthen and advance their strategy for supporting computational scientific research. The Institute began with a series of modules for teams to complete at their institutions, and culminated with an in-person workshop. Local institution assignments help staff establish a high level understanding of research support background needs and issues.

Development of course materials for the 2011 Institute was funded by the sponsors and supporting institutions of ARL and CLIR/DLF and was only available to their members. In 2012, the E-Science Institute is managed by the DuraSpace organization and was open to all institutions.