In a ceremony on the campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) near Washington, D.C., Dartmouth’s Institute for Information Infrastructure (I3P) recently transferred responsibility for its cyber security library to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, Calif.
The I3P library, which contains more than 7,000 listings related to cyber security, will form the cornerstone of a special collection in the NPS Homeland Security Digital Library, augmenting an existing assemblage of security-related resources.
“The transfer will help consolidate key resources related to national security and promises to give the I3P’s work lasting impact,” says Martin Wybourne, vice provost for research at Dartmouth and the I3P principal investigator.
Amassed under the direction of Patricia Erwin-Ploog, formerly associate director for operations at the I3P, and with funding from NIST, the I3P library collection functions as both a repository of information and as an advanced search engine that directs patrons to important research in cyber security.
In seeking an appropriate home for the expanding library, the I3P wanted an institution that would both value the collection and actively expand it. “Given its national stature and commitment, the NPS Homeland Security Digital Library was the perfect choice,” says I3P Executive Director Martha Austin. The NPS digital library has more than 50,000 items in its collection and is housed within the Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Managed by Dartmouth, the I3P is a multi-institutional, multidisciplinary consortium designed to facilitate research on cyber and information security. Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NIST, the I3P connects academia, industry, and government in a mutual pursuit of information infrastructure protection.
By BRIDGET ALEX ´08
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Last Updated: 12/17/08