ESciDoc Days in Berlin
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Karlsruhe, Germany The Max Planck Digital Library and FIZ Karlsruhe cordially invite you to participate in eSciDoc Days 2008, to be held Monday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Harnack Haus, Berlin, Germany which is traditional venue for presentation and discussion of German academic research.
The eSciDoc Days are targeted at both eSciDoc users and communities interested in digital libraries, repository systems, e-research infrastructures, and (scientific) knowledge management.
During eSciDoc Days extensive information will be provided about the aims, results and challenges of the project, both from a functional and a technical view. Presentations and tutorials by eSciDoc team members as well as by eSciDoc users (from MPG and external institutions) will demonstrate the current eSciDoc Solutions and the underlying eSciDoc Infrastructure, which is based on the Fedora Commons open source repository platform.
We have reserved time for in-depth discussion of questions brought up by the participants. Please see the preliminary programme for more information. Registration information is available here.
Generating, processing, disseminating, and archiving scientific and
scholarly knowledge is changing in a fundamental way. In the future,
researchers from all over the world cooperate, collaborate, and
communicate throughout the whole process of knowledge generation by means of e-research environments. Typical scenarios include storing, manipulating, enriching, disseminating, and publishing not only the final results of the research process, but all intermediate steps as well, such as pre-research documents, primary and experimental data, pre-prints, and learning materials.
eSciDoc is a joint project of the Max Planck Society and FIZ Karlsruhe, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aiming to build such an e-research platform for multi-disciplinary research organizations. This not only includes software, but establishing organizational measures, policies, and best practices as well.