Center for Research on Information Access (CRIA) is not currently an
active component of Columbia University Information Services Division.
The Center was established
in January 1995 with a four-fold mission:
- Establish visibility
for Columbia University as a leader in Digital Libraries, Digital
Government, and other areas involving interdisciplinary projects
for computing in distributed networked environments;
- Establish and reinforce
multidisciplinary links between the Libraries, Academic Computing,
and Academic Departments;
- Build and expand the
funding base for projects in Digital Libraries, and application of
distributed computational technologies;
- Assist in identifying
new research opportunities and finding appropriate players within
Columbia University, the United States, and the international community.
The Project Director of CRIA was Dr.
Judith L. Klavans