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"Strengthening the Public Information Infrastructure for Science"

April 18, 2001: Collaborative Forum

April 19, 2001: Interagency Working Meeting

Workshop Organized by:

CENDI Information Managers Group
Center for Information Policy, University of Maryland
Department of Energy
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Science Foundation

Hosted by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD
NIST North, Building 820, Room 152
(Rt. 117 exit off I-270)

Day 1: Laying the Groundwork
Collaborative Forum

8:30 am Welcome to NIST......................................................................John Rumble, NIST

8:40 am Workshop Overview and Strategy...........Brian Kahin, University of Maryland

8:50 am The Digital Library Landscape Download Adobe PDF Reader...............................Bill Arms, Cornell University

9:40 am Context for Infrastructure Development
              
e-Government Download Adobe PDF Reader...........................................................................Brooke Dickson, OMB
              
FirstGov......................................................................................Tom Freebairn, GSA

10:15 am Break

10:30 a.m. Institutional Strategies I (Panel)
                   
The NSDL Initiative Download Adobe PDF Reader...........................................................................Lee Zia, USGS
   
                 Universal Access to Science Information Download Adobe PDF Reader.................................... Walt Warnick, DOE 
                   
SMETE.ORG Download Adobe PDF Reader.........................Brandon Muramatsu, SMETE.ORG/UC Berkeley

12:15 noon Lunch on Your Own

1:45 pm The Digital Library as a Community, not a Repository Download Adobe PDF Reader.....Dan Greenstein,
                                                                                                        Digital Library Federation

2:30 pm Institutional Strategies II (Panel)
                Institutional Strategies for Partnerships
Download Adobe PDF Reader............................Eleanor Frierson, NAL

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm  Institutuional Strategies II (Panel Continued)
                NBII: A Federation Approach
Download Adobe PDF Reader..............................................Gladys Cotter, USGS
                Toward an STI Network
Download Adobe PDF Reader.............................................................Kurt Molholm, DTIC

4:15 pm Opportunities and Issues..........................Brian Kahin, University Of Maryland

5:00 - 7:00 pm Networking and Partnering Reception at the Gaithersburg Hilton

 

Day 2: Developing an Interagency Strategy for Implementation
(
Federal Agencies Only)

The resources, opportunities, and challenges to develop an interagency science portal.


8:30 am  Plenary Discussion
Download Adobe PDF Reader: Reaction to Day 1, Infrastructure Integration, 
                and Portal Design
..................Brian Kahin, University of MD/Bonnie Carroll, IIA

9:00 am  Making Partnerships Happen
               
Machine Translations.....................................................................Karen Holland, NSF
               
NTIS Digital Object Identified (DOE) Registry Initiative Download Adobe PDF Reader...........................Wally Finch, NTIS
               
science.gov Model.............................................................Karen Spence, DOE/OSTI

9:45 am Break

10:00 am   Concurrent Breakout Sessions

I. Content Sources, Scope, and Coverage......Lee Zia, USGS

  • Audiences
  • Technical disciplines and interrelationships

Agricultural Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Earth Sciences
Engineering
Environmental/Ecological Sciences
Physical Sciences
Space Sciences

  • Types of material/information available

II. Tools/Technologies....................................John Rumble, NIST

  • Archives
  • Distributed Search Tools/Deep Web Applications
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Metadata Management Tools
  • Special Services (push technologies; alert services)
  • Web Mining

11:30 am Share Conclusions/Next Steps

12:15 pm Principals Working Lunch (by Invitation Only): Forming Partnerships

- Identify projects and agency champions
- Commit to contributions for: content, tools, technologies
- Lay out timeline and actions

2:00 pm Report Writing Team: Voluntary Team Begins Outlining Workshop Report

 

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