DILIGENT - A Digital Library Infrastructure on Grid Enabled Tecnology
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Spinotto di connessione telefonica The DILIGENT project is creating an advanced test-bed that will allow virtual e-Science communities to share knowledge and collaborate in a secure, coordinated, dynamic and cost-effective way.

The DILIGENT test-bed will be built by integrating Grid and Digital Library (DL) technologies. Merging of these different technologies will lay the foundations for a next generation e-Science knowledge infrastructure with many different research and industrial applications.

The test-bed will be demonstrated and validated by two complementary real-life application scenarios: one from the environmental e-science domain and one from the cultural heritage domain. The first user community is composed of representatives from leading organisations that operate in the environmental sector; the second consists of scholars, distributed all over the world working together in a three-year project to merge the medical, humanity, social science and communication research areas.

The DILIGENT infrastructure, which will build upon the efforts of the EGEE project, is funded in part by the European Community’s Information Society Technologies priority of the Sixth Framework Programme.

You are invited to explore our website to learn more about DILIGENT, the people behind the project and our objectives and activities.

End of the project
The main objective of DILIGENT has been to create an advanced testbed for knowledge e-Infrastructure that will enable members of dynamic virtual e-Science organisations to access shared knowledge and to collaborate in a secure, coordinated, dynamic and cost-effective way. This e-Infrastructure has been built by integrating grid and digital library technology. The merging of these two forms of technology has opened the way to a new generation of e-Science knowledge e-Infrastructures able to provide powerful environments for research and industrial applications.

DILIGENT is funded in part by the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme. DILIGENT officially began on 1 September 2004 and came to its completion on 30 November 2007.

The experience gained, and the middleware developed, during the DILIGENT project will be carried into the follow-up project "DILIGENT for Science". D4Science aims to
continue the path that the GEANT, EGEE and DILIGENT projects have initiated towards establishing networking, grid-based and data-centric e-Infrastructures.

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Diligent releases the gCube system version 1.0

The DILIGENT project is pleased to announce the DILIGENT release Final, the official release of the DILIGENT software. Developed under the intense coordination of 7 geographically distributed teams, and integrated by another 4, DILIGENT is a complex system and the release Final represents the achievement of a major milestone in the project. The release Final is the foundation infrastructure on which DILIGENT will provide on-demand digital libraries to dynamic virtual organizations by exploiting the high-computing capacities of the grid.

82 components were integrated, packaged and made officially available in the release Final, together with the associated documentation. Furthermore, the release Final exploits a number of standards specification and application frameworks. The DILIGENT release Final will be made publicly available.