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[InetBib] PARSE.Insight reports now available!

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After two years of research, the European project PARSE.Insight held its
final symposium on 25 June 2010. The project results were received with
enthusiasm by Brussels' EC representative Carlos Morais-Pires who stated to
be 'very happy to have facts about the situation in research and to receive
recommendations for the science data infrastructure in Europe'.


Ten major insights in research
were presented, amongst these major gaps between European countries in how to
deal with research data and researchers' reluctance to share their data while
they certainly want others' data. These findings were enforced by the
outcomes of three case studies
df>  in High-Energy Physics, Earth Observation and Social Sciences and


In conjunction with these insights the final roadmap
<http://www.parse-insight.eu/downloads/PARSE-Insight_D2-2_Roadmap.pdf>  for a
science data infrastructure in Europe has been published. Aside from
technical aspects this also addresses organisational as well as social
aspects such as incentives for researchers to increase their willingness to
share their data. Furthermore, the gap analysis tool
df>  was presented which helps analysts to find weak spots and contradictions
in stakeholder communities.


Please visit our website for downloading the PARSE.Insight reports:



Apart from these documents, PARSE.Insight created an online visualisation
<http://www.parse-insight.eu/imap_intro.php>  of actors putting effort in
digital preservation. This Interactive Map is a first attempt to give an
overview of who is playing an important role in research to digital
preservation. Via this map researchers, data managers, publishers, funders
and other stakeholders that would like to learn more about best practices in
preservation can look for an organisation in their country or discipline.


On behalf of the project team,


David Giaretta


About PARSE.insight

PARSE.Insight was a two-year project co-funded by the European Union under
the Seventh Framework Programme. It is concerned with the preservation of
digital information in science, from primary data through analysis to the
final publications resulting from the research. The problem is how to
safeguard this valuable digital material over time, to ensure that it is
accessible, usable and understandable in future. The rapid pace of change in
information technology threatens media, file formats and software with
obsolescence, and changing concepts and terminology also mean that, even if
data can be read, it might not be correctly interpreted by future

Many initiatives are already under way in this area. Therefore, PARSE.Insight
aimed to develop a roadmap and recommendations for developing the science
data infrastructure in order to maintain the long-term accessibility and
usability of scientific digital information in Europe. The project conducted
surveys and in-depth case studies of different scientific disciplines and
stakeholders and based its results on these findings, as well as knowledge of
ongoing developments.

The consortium consists of the Science and Technology Facilities Council
(STFC, coordination), National Library of the Netherlands (KB), German
National Library (DNB), Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG), International
Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), European
Space Agency ESRIN (ESA), FernUniversitat in Hagen (FUH), European
Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and Georg-August-Universitat
Gottingen Stiftung Oeffentlichen Rechts (UGOE).

PARSE.Insight is closely linked to the Alliance for Permanent Access to the
Records of Science (http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.eu/
<http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.eu/> ). The output from the project is
intended to guide the European Commission's strategy about research

Stefan Strathmann
Research and Development Department (RDD)
Goettingen State and University Library
Georg-August-Universität Goettingen
37073 Goettingen

Phone: +49 551 39 7806
Fax: +49 551 39 3856



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