CERN openlab Whitepaper on Future IT Challenges in Scientific Research

"This whitepaper describes the major IT challenges in scientific research at CERN and several other European and international research laboratories and projects. Each challenge is exemplified through a set of concrete use cases drawn from the requirements of large-scale scientific programs. The paper is based on contributions from many researchers and IT experts of the participating laboratories and also input from the existing CERN openlab industrial sponsors. The views expressed in this document are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the view of their organisations and/or affiliates."

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« Mieux partager les connaissances » une stratégie ouverte pour une information scientifique et technique d’avenir

"A l'heure numérique, les plateformes multi usages (Idées, données, publications, résultats) contiennent l'essentiel de l'IST et permettent ainsi de mieux partager les connaissances. Tel est le nom de la stratégie ouverte que le CNRS propose aux communautés de chercheurs et donc à tous ses partenaires."

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Sustaining Scholarly Publishing

"Within the scholarly communications ecosystem, scholarly publishers are a keystone species. University presses—as well as academic societies, research institutions, and other scholarly publishers—strive to fulfill our mission of "making public the fruits of scholarly research" as effectively as possible within that ecosystem. While that mission has remained constant, in recent years the landscape in which we carry out this mission has altered dramatically."

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AAUP Issues Report on New Business Models: « Sustaining Scholarly Publishing »

"The AAUP Task Force on Economic Models for Scholarly Publishing, chaired by Lynne Withey (then director of the University of California Press) was charged with studying that altered (and altering) landscape. The Task Force's powerful, report, "Sustaining Scholarly Publishing," was issued in March 2011. The report explores many current scholarly publishing experiments and initiatives, defines characteristics of effective business models and the challenges of transitioning from a traditional sales-based model, and presents several recommendations to help sustain high-quality scholarly publishing throughout this time of change."

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