Position papers from the NSF/JISC Repositories Workshop are now available.
Here’s an excerpt from the Workshop’s Welcome and Themes page:
Here is some background information. A series of recent studies and reports have highlighted the ever-growing importance for all academic fields of data and information in digital formats. Studies have looked at digital information in science and in the humanities; at the role of data in Cyberinfrastructure; at repositories for large-scale digital libraries; and at the challenges of archiving and preservation of digital information. The goal of this workshop is to unite these separate studies. The NSF and JISC share two principal objectives: to develop a road map for research over the next ten years and what to support in the near term.
Here are the position papers:
- Bill Arms: "Repositories for Large-Scale Digital Libraries"
- Fran Berman, Brian E. C. Schottlaender: "The Need for Formalized Trust in Digital Repository Collaborative Infrastructure"
- Laura E. Campbell: "How Digital Technologies Have Changed the Library of Congress: Inside and Outside"
- Sayeed Choudhury: "The Relationship between Data and Scholarly Communication"
- Bas Cordewener: "Institutional Repositories in the Netherlands, a National and International Perspective"
- Gregory Crane: "Repositories, Cyberinfrastructure and the Humanities"
- Linda Frueh: "Access Tools: Bridging Individuals to Information"
- Jerry Goldman and Andrew Gruen: "Complexity and Scale in Audio Archives"
- Babak Hamidzadeh: "Scale: A Repository Challenge"
- Ken Hamma: "Professionally Indisposed to Change"
- Rick Luce: "NSF/JISC Repositories Workshop Position Paper "
- Janet H. Murray: "Genre Creation as Cognition and Collective Knowledge Making"
- Peter Murray-Rust: "Data-Driven Science—A Scientist’s View"
- Michael L. Nelson: "I Don’t Know and I Don’t Care"
- Joyce Ray: "Discussion Group on Individual Users"
- Jürgen Renn: "From Research Challenges of the Humanities to the Epistemic Web (Web 3.0)"
- David Rosenthal: "Engineering Issues in Preserving Large Databases " (PDF)
- Abby Smith: "Thoughts on Scale and Complexity"
- Beth Stewart: "NEH and Digital Humanities"
- Eric F. Van de Velde: "Workshop on Data-Driven Science & Scholarship: Organizations"
- Donald J. Waters: "Doing Much More Than We Have So Far Attempted"