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ICSTI: news items

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  • Subject: ICSTI: news items
  • From: Pete Strickland <ps@iucr.org>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 16:25:28 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Berlin Conference on Open Access

Conference on Open Access to the Data and Results of the Sciences and
Humanities 20 - 22 Oct 2003, Berlin

The 3-day conference aims to bring together key players from national 
and international research organizations, learned societies, museums, 
archives, libraries and research funding agencies and political 
institutions, commercial and non-for profit publishing services 
concerned about the future of scientific e-publishing and scholarly 
communication. The declared aim of the meeting is to provide guidance 
to all players involved on how to help build a future-proof,
flexible, open, and high-quality scholarly and scientific publishing 

    * Prepare the transformation of all areas of research from the 
print into the electronic world.
    * Establish an open-access policy on the Internet for scientific
information, including cultural heritage.
    * Define future models for web-based scientific/scholarly
communication and publishing and for making cultural heritage 
accessible on the Web.
    * Provide blueprints on how to make publishing alternatives work 
in a sustainable way.
    * Encourage funding agencies and research organizations to support
the creation and implementation of open access models for scientific
    * Encourage funding agencies and research organizations to support
the transfer of existing content both from science and culture to the
new medium.
    * Define prerequisites for a future Web of Culture and Science.


Dr. Stefan Echinger
Head of the Division Strategic Planning
Max Planck Society
Tel: +49 (0) 89 - 21 08 - 14 30 or - 14 31

Theresa Velden
Heinz Nixdorf Center for Information Management
in the Max Planck Society (ZIM)
Tel: +49 (0) 89 - 32 99 - 15 51

Subject: Power Point

Power Point Is Evil [Wired 11:09]
Edward Tufte, who revolutionized the graphic display of information, 
explains how Power Point "induced stupidity, turned everyone into 
bores,  wasted time, and degraded the quality and credibility of 


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