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Friday, March 25, 2005

Permanent access to scientific information

ICSTI and CODATA have launched a Prototype Portal on Permanent Access to Scientific Data and Information. From the site: 'The primary task of this portal prototype is to raise the visibility of the issues related to the permanent access to scientific data and information internationally. The objective for the portal, when operational, is to provide information about and links to: [1] Scientific data and information archiving procedures, technologies, standards, and policies; [2] Discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary archiving projects and activities; and [3] Expert points of contact in all countries, with particular attention to those in developing countries.'