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National Academies Report on Knowledge Discovery in Open Network Environments

The US National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is clearing out its publication release backlog as a special holiday gift for us all. This is the last of a number of announcements I’ve shared over the past week or two noting these releases for CNI-announce readers.

The report I’m covering here is based on an excellent symposium that the Academies hosted in Washington DC in May 2011 on Scientific Knowledge Discovery in Open Network Environments. The full announcement is below. The report is available for free download as a PDF.

With Best Wishes for the Holidays

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI
(Full Disclosure: I am currently co-chair of BRDI and was a participant in the symposium.)
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Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the National Research Council, I am pleased to transmit to you the report:  The Future of Scientific Knowledge Discovery in Open Networked Environments: A National Symposium and Workshop. It is available freely at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18258 on the websites of the National Academies Press and the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI).

As you know, BRDI held a national workshop on this topic in Washington, DC on 10-11 March 2011 to bring together key stakeholders in this area for intensive and structured discussions. The meeting explored options to obtain and promote a better understanding of the computer-mediated scientific knowledge discovery processes and mechanisms for openly available data and information online across the scientific domains. The workshop resulted in a report that synthesizes the contributions of the experts, and presents an authoritative and high-level review of the most promising and effective research opportunities in this area.

Sincerely yours,

Paul F. Uhlir
Director,
Board on Research Data and Information

Last updated:  Thursday, May 2nd, 2013