Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Open Data for Global Science

The CODATA (Committee on Data for Science and Technology) Data Science Journal has a special issue entitled "Open Data for Global Science" (June 2007) which has a series of excellent articles. It is broken into two parts (Recent International and National Governmental Data Policy Developments and Analysis of Data Policy Issues). The Canadian National Consultation on Access to Scientific Research Data (NCASRD) is reported on, and other articles of interest include:
The "Big Opportunities..." article I find particularly engaging for a couple of reasons: 1) their introduction of the "Commons of Scientific and Technical Data (CSTD)" as managed by the network of university libraries sounds promising, and 2) my own pet belief, that the data produced by "small science" is also useful and needs to be looked after.

Thanks to Cliff Lynch for the pointer.


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