Friday, May 25, 2007

Getting ready for eResearch


eResearch: policy and practical perspectives

When: Friday, June 1, 12.30pm
Where: McDonald Room
Speakers: Adrian Burton, Margaret Henty, Danny Kingsley

Two well-attended and riotously-received talks given by APSR staff at the EduCause Conference in May will be offered again next week.

Eresearch is the world where academia, computational power and high-speed telecommunications intersect. Adrian Burton, Project Leader of the Australian Partership for Sustainable Repositories, will reprise his talk entitled Eresearch, National Perspectives. This addresses questions of the national and international perspectives for policy and infrastructure to enable and support eResearch and looks at overseas trends and models.

Margaret Henty and Danny Kingsley, both with APSR, use the analogy of the pantry in presenting their talk entitled "Readiness and responsibility for managing research data: The Institutional Perspective". Items in repositories on their own are like the basic ingredients in a pantry - potentially useful, if bland. But when they are put together in different ways the results can be spectacular. Thinking about repositories in this way shows how repositories can be reconceptualised as service demands change. This way of thinking offers a significant part of the solution to the eResearch challenge.

The talks will be videorecorded for use in APSR publicity. Come along and find what treats might be in store from the APSR kitchens.

Margaret Henty
National Services Program Coordinator
Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories
W. K. Hancock Building (#43)
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT, 0200, AUSTRALIA ...

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