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Scholarly Communication

Two recent events/proceedings worth noting

Research Data Alliance – Launch and 1st Plenary
March 18 – 20, 2013
Gothenburg, Sweden
Programme / Presentations

“The Research Data Alliance is a organisation that aims to accelerate and facilitate research data sharing and exchange. The work of the Research Data Alliance will primarily be undertaken through itsĀ working groups. Participation in working groups, starting new working groups, and attendance at the twice-yearly plenary meetings is open to all…”


Beyond the PDF 2 conference
March 19 – 20, 2013
Amsterdam, NL
Summaries / Outcomes

“Scholarly communication across all disciplines is changing profoundly under the influence of new technologies. New models, tools and standards are being developed that aim to enhance, enable or entirely replace formerly ingrained forms of scholarly communication, including publications, courses, conferences and policy. The Beyond the PDF conference brings together scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders in a lively forum, not just to broaden awareness of current efforts across disciplines, but to define the future through discussions, challenge projects, demonstrations and seeding new partnerships and collaborations. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. Beyond the PDF is organized by FORCE11, a group of stakeholders that arose organically from the first Beyond the PDF workshop, held at the University of California, San Diego, in 2011…”

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