eSciDoc Days 2008
June 9-10, 2008, Berlin, GermanyMax Planck Digital Library and FIZ Karlsruhe held the eSciDoc Days 2008 on June 9/10, 2008 at Harnack Haus, Berlin, Germany, with nearly 100 participants from Germany, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Japan, and United States of America.
The eSciDoc Days were targeted at both eSciDoc users and communities interested in digital libraries, repository systems, e-research infrastructures, and (scientific) knowledge management.
The eSciDoc Days provided extensive information about the aims, results and challenges of the project, both from a functional and technical view. Presentations and tutorials by eSciDoc team members as well as by eSciDoc users (from MPG and external institutions) demonstrated the current eSciDoc Solutions and the underlying eSciDoc Infrastructure.
All presentations are now available for download. Please see the programme for more information.
About eSciDocGenerating, 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.