A collection of essays, The Fourth Paradigm: Data Intensive Scientific Discovery, is available for download at
The publication is dedicated to the memory of Jim Gray and explores his intellectual legacy in Earth and Environment, Health and Well Being, Scientific Infrastructure, and Scholarly Communication. Many of the chapters are by authors well-known within the CNI community, particularly in the Scholarly Communications section, which includes contributions by Timo Hanny, Paul Ginsparg, Herbert Van de Somple and Carl Lagoze; Cliff Lynch also contributed a chapter for this section.
The CNI community is urged to look beyond the Scholarly Communications section; there are a number of important chapters on broader developments in e-science that will likely be of interest. There’s also a short interview wtih Tony Hey about the book at
(Disclosure: CNI Director Clifford Lynch serves on the Microsoft Research External Advisory Board.)