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FW: Sept. Public Domain Symposium

Dear colleagues: For your information.

Kurt

The SYMPOSIUM ON THE ROLE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL DATA AND
INFORMATION
IN
THE PUBLIC DOMAIN will be held 5-6 September 2002, at the National
Academy
of Sciences Auditorium, 2100 C Street NW, in Washington, DC. The
Symposium will
bring together leading experts and managers from the public and private
sectors who are involved in the creation, dissemination, and use of STI
to discuss:
the role, value, and limits of public-domain STI in the research and
education
context; the various legal, economic, and technological pressures on
producers of public domain STI, and their potential effects on research
and education;
the existing and proposed approaches for preserving the public domain or
providing
"open access" to STI in the United States; and other important issues in
this
area that may benefit from further analysis.The meeting will be free and
open to
the public, but advance registration is required. For additional
information
and
registration, please visit the Symposium web site at:
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/biso/Public%20Domain%20Symposium%20Announc
ement.html
 or contact the project director, Paul Uhlir, tel. (202) 334 2807;
e-mail:
puhlir@nas.edu.
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