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Save the Date: eSciDoc Days 2011, October 26-27, Berlin

From Matthias Razum, Head ePublishing & eScience Development & Applied Research, FIZ Karlsruhe

Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany  The Max Planck Digital Library and FIZ Karlsruhe cordially invite you to participate in the eSciDoc Days 2011 to be held on Wednesday, October 26, and Thursday, October 27, at Tagungsstaette Harnack-House in Berlin, Germany.

eSciDoc, the open source eResearch environment, provides you with applications and services, based on a shared infrastructure maintaining your data, metadata, relations, and access rights.

For the fourth time the eSciDoc Days will bring together experts with different backgrounds in scientific and scholarly information management: researchers and information professionals as well as chief information officers and software developers. The two-day conference will provide extensive information about collaborative eResearch environments and related challenges, among them the sustainable management of a growing amount of data along the research process and the provision of a publishing environment for research results together with research data.

To foster knowledge exchange between disciplines on current topics, this year’s conference introduces two sessions to overview general developments in “Information Infrastructure Projects” and “Research Data Management”.

Current usage scenarios of eSciDoc are presented in detail. Presentations held by eSciDoc team members and eSciDoc users will demonstrate the existing eSciDoc Applications and the underlying eSciDoc Infrastructure as well as its future directions. Additionally, a whole day of hands-on tutorials is offered especially for developers who are interested in implementing their own applications based on the eSciDoc Infrastructure, or who intend to adapt existing eSciDoc Applications for their individual usage scenario.

Program and speakers will be announced soon.

For more information about eSciDoc please visit

About the Max Planck Digital Library

The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) is a scientific service unit within the Max Planck Society (MPS), established in January 2007. The MPDL provides services to help MPS researchers manage their scientific information workflow. Such services comprise the provision of actual content and of technical solutions, but also the support to users by acting as a centre of competence and a community facilitator in the domain of scientific information management. This is achieved through close collaboration with the Max Planck Institutes and their libraries. The core activities of the MPDL lie in building up infrastructures and tools for publications and research data. A substantial task of the MPDL is to provide most effective access to scientific information and fostering the Open Access policy of the Max Planck Society.

About FIZ Karlsruhe

FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure is a not-for-profit organization with the public mission to make sci-tech information from all over the world publicly available and to provide related services in order to support the national and international transfer of knowledge and the promotion of innovation.

Our business areas:
• STN International – the world’s leading online service for research and patent information in science and technology.
• KnowEsis – innovative eScience solutions to support the process of research in all its stages, and throughout all scientific disciplines.
• Databases and Information Services – Databases and science portals in mathematics, computer science, crystallography, chemistry, and energy technology.

FIZ Karlsruhe is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL) which consists of 87 German research and infrastructure institutions.