The UN National Science Foundation's Office of Cyberinsfrastructure has issued a call for proposals for a Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partners (DataNet)
From the proposal:
The new types of organizations envisioned in this solicitation will integrate library and archival sciences, cyberinfrastructure, computer and information sciences, and domain science expertise to:
* provide reliable digital preservation, access, integration, and analysis capabilities for science and/or engineering data over a decades-long timeline;
* continuously anticipate and adapt to changes in technologies and in user needs and expectations;
* engage at the frontiers of computer and information science and cyberinfrastructure with research and development to drive the leading edge forward; and
* serve as component elements of an interoperable data preservation and access network.
Hat tip to Glen Newton at zzzoot