[Air-L] [SSP-L] Berkman Center Lecture / Webcast > Transforming Scholarly Communication | September 18 2009 |

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at iastate.edu
Mon Sep 14 10:24:15 PDT 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 archives.


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


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 technologies.


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


gerrymck at iastate.edu



There Are No Answers, Only Solutions / Olde Irish Saying


The Future Is Already Here, It's Just Not Evenly Distributed

Attributed To William Gibson, SciFi Author / Coined 'Cyberspace


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