[Asis-l] Berkman Center Lecture / Webcast > Transforming Scholarly Communication | September 18 2009 |

gerrymck gerry.mckiernan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 13:31:59 EDT 2009


Mark Your Calendar(s)  / This Friday !


Lee Dirks / Director, Education & Scholarly Communication / Microsoft
External Research

Friday/ September 18, 1:15pm / Pound Hall Room 100 (Map) / Free and
Open to the Public /

In the future, frontier research in many fields will increasingly
require the collaboration of globally distributed groups of
researchers needing access to distributed computing, data resources
and support for remote access to expensive, multi-national specialized
facilities such as telescopes and accelerators or specialist data

There is also a general belief that an important road to innovation
will be provided by multi-disciplinary and collaborative research –
from bio-informatics and earth systems science to social science and
archeology. There will also be an explosion in the amount of research
data collected in the next decade - petabytes will be common in many
fields. These future research requirements constitute the 'eResearch'

Powerful software services will be widely deployed on top of the
academic research networks to form the necessary 'Cyberinfrastructure'
to provide a collaborative research environment for the global
academic community.

The difficulties in combining data and information from distributed
sources, the multi-disciplinary nature of research and collaboration,
and the need to move to present researchers with tooling that enable
them to express what they want to do rather than how to do it
highlight the need for an ecosystem of Semantic Computing

Such technologies will further facilitate information sharing and
discovery, will enable reasoning over information, and will allow us
to start thinking about knowledge and how it can be handled by
computers.This talk will review the elements of this vision and
explain the need for semantic-oriented computing by exploring
eResearch projects that have successfully applied relevant
technologies — and anticipated impact on scholarly communication as we
know it today.

It will also suggest that a software + service model with scientific
services delivered from the cloud will become an increasingly accepted
model for research.

About Lee

Lee Dirks is the Director of Education & Scholarly Communications in
Microsoft’s External Research division, where he manages a variety of
research programs related to open access to research data,
interoperability of archives and repositories, preservation of digital
information as well as the application of new technologies to
facilitate teaching and learning in higher education.An 20-year
veteran across multiple information management fields,


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Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

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There Are No Answers, Only Solutions / Olde Irish Saying

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