In March, the Netherlands Institute for Scientific …. In March, the Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services (NIWI) released an anthology, Promise and Practice in Data Sharing, available both as a printed book and as free online full-text. This is the second volume in the NIWI series on The Public Domain of Digital Research Data, edited by Paul Wouters and Peter Schröder. The new volume contains four essays:
- Peter Schröder, Digital research data as the floating capital of the Global Science System
- Paul Wouters and Colin Reddy, Big science data policies
- Kathleen Casey, Issues of electronic data access in biodiversity
- Ann Beaulieu, Research woes and new data flows
The first volume in the series, Policies on Digital Research Data: An International Survey, came out in 2002. (Thanks to Shelflife.) [Open Access News]
NIWI does interesting work, I've been impressed by Prof. Wouters work at the Internet Research conferences.