Bits of Power - study

Subject: Bits of Power - study
From: Emanuella Giavarra (
Date: pe 20 helmi  1998 - 00:53:05 EET

Dear list members,

The following paper has just been brought to my attention.

'Bits of Power: Issues in Global Access to Scientific Data'

It is a study by the Committee on Issues in the Transborder Flow of
Scientific Data. The study:

* outlines the needs for access to data in the major research areas of
current scientific interest that fall within the scope of CODATA—the
physical, astronomical, geological, and biological sciences.
* characterizes the legal, economic, policy, and technical factors and
trends that have an influence—whether favorable or negative—on access to
data by the scientific community.
* identifies and analyzes the barriers to international access to
scientific data that may be expected to have the most adverse impact in
discipline areas within CODATA's purview, with emphasis on factors
common to all the disciplines.

* recommends to the sponsors of the study approaches that could help
overcome barriers to access in the international context.

The study can be found at:

Kind regards,
Emanuella Giavarra

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