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E-infrastructure at LU (e@LU)

The project e@LU aims to create an e-infrastructure for research data management at Lund University, that is, to create the necessary conditions for LU’s researchers to manage and store their research data. The project is funded by the central organisation of Lund University, and was initiated by the eSSENCE project.

The University Library is involved in the subproject “e@LU Services for Metadata, Ontologies and Data Provenance”. Within the framework of this project, UB offers researchers and research groups at Lund University support and mentoring. The aim is to develop methods and software that can help LU’s e-infrastructure.

What does UB offer?

• Storage solutions for archives
UB can give advice on long-term and secure storage solutions in reliable archives.

• Metadata quality 
There is an increasing demand that research data be described and made available in digital form. In order for the data to be searchable, understandable and usable to people other than the creators themselves, they need to include metadata, such as information about the origin of the data. This creates an increased need for so-called “semantic interoperability”, that is, an understanding of the data between the one who registered it and the person using it. This becomes particularly important in interdisciplinary environments.

• Ontologies of metadata
UB can assist in the work of creating so-called ontologies from domain-specific metadata. This includes identifying keywords in the metadata and translating them so that they can be understood in, for example, a different subject-related context. The domain-specific knowledge is represented by an ontology, in which the terms and the way they relate to one another are defined in a clear, consistent and unambiguous manner. Ontologies can be used by people and computers to communicate, structure data, create an intelligent web search system, etc. 

• Persistent identifiers
The interoperability between systems and infrastructures depends on that the research data is complemented by identification data. Identification in the form of PIDs (persistent identifier) or DOIs (digital object identifiers) allows the data to become searchable and referable.

Page Manager:


publicera [at]


Maria Johnsson
maria.johansson [at]

Monica Lassi
monica.lassi [at]

for more information on e@LU contact:

Jonas Lindemann, LUNARC
jonas.lindemann [at]