Some great thinkers and doers are coming together at this conference organized by the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI). The conference is organized around the following:
Sharing research data is essential for effective collaboration. Few scientists, however, have the time or resources to ensure sustainable access to data for joint projects, domain-specific applications or re-use.
The ICSTI 2009 conference will examine how researchers, librarians and publishers can work together to create structures for managing and communicating scientific data.
This is very important for Canada at the moment since we no longer have a science council, a science adviser, there are severe cut backs for scientific researcher and science publishing is being cut.
I will be attending and reporting on the conference.