Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Digital Archives for Science & Engineering Resources

Advanced registration has just opened for the Summit on Digital Archives for Science & Engineering Resources (DASER). This Summit, sponsored by the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) New England Chapter (NEASIST) and the Scientific and Technical Information Systems Special Interest Group (SIG STI), in cooperation with the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division of SLA, will take place Friday through Sunday, 21-23 November 2003, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Few would dispute the growing use and importance of digital resources in support of science and engineering research throughout the world. The need to provide stable, forward and backward access to these resources has long been a goal of the information, engineering and scientific communities. Recent developments such as the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) and the emergence of open source tools such as EPRINTS and Dspace have led to the creation of a number of scientific and engineering digital archives.

This Summit will include panels and presentations from academia, non-profit organizations, the commercial sector and government initiatives, both in the United States and abroad, including:

  • DSpace (MIT)
  • BioMed Central
  • ADS (Astrophysical Data System)
Our key-note speaker will be Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).

Early-bird registration will be $90 for ASIST and SLA-PAM members and $125 for non-members. Rates increase after the 24th of October. The registration fee includes a full, catered luncheon on Saturday. Registration is limited to 150 in order to retain the networking opportunities and other advantages of a small conference.

Further information available.

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