1. The Value of Spatial Information (Exec. Sum, Full Report) a ACIL Tasman report commissioned by the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI).
3. U.S. CODATA Reports published by the National Science Foundation (Free to read online)
- Strategies for Preservation of and Open Access to Scientific Data in China
- Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science: Proceedings of an International Symposium
- Data for Science and Society: Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Scientific and Technical Data
- Bits of Power: Issues in Global Access to Scientific Data
- Finding the Forest in the Trees: The Challenge of Combining Diverse Environmental Data
4. The European Commission GI and GIS - Documents
There is a very good discussion on how to deconstruct and compare the methodologies and results of the two first documents on the GSDI Legal and Economic Working Group Discussion List. This list has some of the top thinkers in the field of data access from an academic, legal, scientific and public institution standpoint. The list includes an archive that is well worth searching if ever looking for resources on this topic and to hear folks debate the details of these and many other data related issues.