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European Infrastructure for Repositories of Scientific Information

8-9 June 2006, Brussels (the venue will be confirmed to registered participants)

Digital Repositories are knowledge resources essential for the European Research Area much in the same way data transport network, grid computing resources or data storage are.

There is, in fact, a growing strategic relevance of Scientific Digital Repositories for Europe's objectives of a Single Information Space. Digital technologies provide the possibilities for exchanging and sharing information and knowledge and, on the other hand, massive quantities of information need to be managed to be really of use. Therefore, there is an opportunity to build in Europe a strong base of scientific and educational digital repositories as part of the European Research Infrastructure which is witnessed by the e-IRG and ESFRI roadmaps and the key initiatives in several European Member States.

In that context, the European Commission is preparing the seventh framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (FP7) and is carrying a number of impact assessment initiatives addressing the area of Digital Repositories and Knowledge Infrastructures as background of future policy work.

Recognising that in order to build a European base for a Knowledge Infrastructure People, Information and Technology must be available, connected and accessible, the objective of the workshop is to discuss the development of Digital Repositories from the perspective of e-Infrastructure.

The issues to be covered include several aspects for debate such as:

  • Prospective views on Knowledge Infrastructures and their impact in different scientific areas of research and education
  • Review of different sides of a Knowledge Infrastructure: technological, operational and organisational and in the context of the purpose and usage
  • Lessons learned from different initiatives in EU Member States (and other regions) and how could these help in tailoring pan-European initiatives

See also Report on Workshop on Digital Libraries Deployment ( PDF , 80KB)
(Brussels, 23-24 June 2005)

Participants ( PDF , 59KB)

Thursday, June 8
14:00 - 14:15
Welcome and introduction
Kyriakos Baxevanidis , Deputy Head of Unit, DG INFSO F3, European Commission
14:15 - 15:45
Session 1: Looking into the future
The purpose of this session is to give vision on the future of knowledge infrastructure
Chair: Kyriakos Baxevanidis , Deputy Head of Unit, DG INFSO F3, European Commission ( PDF , 406KB)
Miron Livny , Professor, Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin ( PDF , 120KB)
Jens Vigen , Head of the CERN library ( PDF , 603KB)
Registered Presentation from Herbert Van Der Sompel , Digital Library Research and Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory ( PDF , 325KB)
15:45 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 18:00
Session 2: User and technology requirements
The purpose of this session is to analyse the cycle of eScience and to model future DR in the light of its requirements
Chair: Liz Lyon , Director, UKOLN
Jürgen Renn , Max Planck Institute for the History of Science ( PDF , 4.661KB)
Francoise Genova , Director, CDS (ULP-CNRS) ( PDF , 883KB)
Hans Pfeiffenberger , Alfred Wegener Institut ( PDF , 207KB)
Wolfgang Gentzsch , Coordinator of D-Grid ( PDF , 1.118KB)
Friday, June 9
9:30 - 10:00
Liz Lyon - Welcome and wrap-up of the previous day ( PDF , 14KB)
10:00 - 12:00
Session 3: Current best practices
The purpose of this session is to present the current best practices in the Member States and in research communities, as well as to discuss possible approaches to pan-European knowledge infrastructure
Chair: Jürgen Renn , Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, member of ESFRI group
Leo Waaijers , SURF, Platform Manager, Project Driver ( PDF , 200KB)
Peter Doorn , Director, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), The Hague ( PDF , 530KB)
Liz Lyon , Director, UKOLN ( PDF , 554KB)
Norbert Lossau , University Librarian, Bielefeld University ( PDF , 1.209KB)
José Fernandes , Foundation for National Scientific Computing, Biblioteca on-line, Portugal ( PDF , 325KB)
12:00 - 13.30
Sandwich lunch and coffee
13:30 - 15:30
Session 4: Drafting the key messages for FP7 and policy actions
The purpose of this session is to condense the most important outcome of the workshop as background to the preparation of FP7 Work Programme and future policy work
Moderators of the debate ( PDF , 58KB):
Yannis Ioannidis , Professor, University of Athens
Donatela Castelli , Researcher, CNR - ISTI
15:30 - 16:00
Session 5 - Wrap-up and conclusion the workshop
Chair: Ulf Dahlsten , Director, DG INFSO F, European Commission ( PDF , 84KB)
Presentation of the conclusions - Rapporteur John Martin , ENPG Secretary ( PDF , 21KB)

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