The Center for Library and Informatics (CLI), established in November of 2010, addresses the challenges of organizing and preserving data, promoting data-driven discovery, and developing innovative visualization and analysis tools. These challenges demand a collaborative response that brings together the expertise of computer scientists, librarians and life scientists. The mission of the Center is to provide sustainable, flexible, innovative research and services based on collections of scientific information.
The CLI will participate in national and international communities of scientific data providers and managers building our expertise in Biodiversity Informatics, and History and Philosophy of Science. The Center includes several cutting-edge research projects, educational courses, and services, including the MBLWHOI Library, the NSF Data Conservancy project, the Encyclopedia of Life, the annual MBL/National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics course, and the History and Philosophy of Science Program.