May 05, 2007

The future of research?

I spent a couple of days last month at a workshop in Phoenix AZ that was jointly sponsored by (the U.S.) NSF and (the U.K.) JISC. The topic was (digital) "repositories". Tidying up my laptop recently, I stumbled on my notes from the meeting, and was reminded of how much I was impressed by the instruction to the breakout groups that was drafted by Steve Griffin and the other organizers:

With the objective of providing a more creative environment for scholarship, assume the following goal:

By 2015, all publicly-funded research products and primary resources will be readily available, accessible, and usable via common infrastructure and tools through space, time, and across disciplines, stages of research, and modes of human expression.

* Identify the intermediate tasks, resources, and enabling conditions
* Sketch a roadmap with major tracks and milestones to achieve the goal

Posted by Mark Liberman at May 5, 2007 07:40 AM