CODATA Workshop on Archiving Scientific and Technical Data

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CODATA Workshop on Archiving Scientific and Technical Data
The workshop brought together more than 70 people representing more than 30 South African science agencies, universities, and archives as well as scientific data archiving experts and CODATA members from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States of America. The principal objective of this workshop was to contribute to a greater understanding of the requirements and major issues regarding S&T data archiving at the South African Data Archive and National Research Foundation. This included the identification of the roles and expertise needed for the preservation and archiving of S&T data, as well as the underlying conceptual, scientific, technical, management, and policy issues in archiving scientific dat
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Completed from 20/05/02 to 21/05/02
National Research Foundation (South Africa), South African National Committee for CODATA

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* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • Conference
  • Publication
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No