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Preserving the Digital Records of Science

Objet:  Preserving the Digital Records of Science
 Date:  Thu, 23 May 2002 15:39:45 +0000
   De:  Kath Russon <papershed@HOTMAIL.COM>
 Répondre-A:  ICSTI-L list <ICSTI-L@DTIC.MIL>
          A:  ICSTI-L@DTIC.MIL

Following the ICSTI seminar on digital preservation held in Paris in
the Executive Board decided that ICSTI should prepare a position
to influence further the players involved including scientists and their
representative bodies,funding agencies,publishers,data centres and
libraries.Although the seminar revealed positive action by a number of
stakeholders it was recognised that more urgent,concerted actions were
required if the issues were to be fully addressed in an economic and
effective way.
I agreed to draft a statement for presentation to the Executive Board in
In order to reflect the views of the membership I should welcome any
contributions you may like to make,particularly on the on the question
who should be the key audience(s) for the ICSTI statement.
At the seminar Neil Beagrie gave some estimates for the amount of data
specific disciplines are likely to generate in the near future.I have
difficulty in tracing any authorative projections of future scientific
output.If any members,particularly from CODATA and the Scientific Unions
help with this then I shall be glad to hear from them.
I can be reached by reply to this message or at
Regards,David Russon

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