We would like to introduce you to the following paper on knowledge encapsulation written by Professor Reagan W. Moore of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Although we unable to provide access (Springer allows the first two pages to be read online), this conference article on 'National Virtual Observatory Architecture' by Prof. Moore may also be of interest:
We would like to direct your attention to the following two articles reacting to, and stating the implications of, the recent policy memorandum released by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which gives U.S. public access to results of taxpayer-funded research within 12 months of their publication.
The first of these articles by Jocelyn Kaiser appeared in the 1 March 2013 edition of Science Science (Vol. 339, Issue 6123):
After greater than 65,000 people in the U.S. recently signed a 'WE the PEOPLE' petition asking for increased public access to the results of taxpayer-funded research, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) responded on 22 February 2013 by releasing a policy memorandum committing in excess of 100M USD to making published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication. In addition, the scientists involved in such research are being charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all associated digital data is adequately curated.
Further information on the OSPT's policy memorandum, as well as comments and responses to its release can be found on their blog:
ICSU's Future Earth initiative has the remit of developing the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Some issues that fall directly under Future Earth's remit are highlighted in this 'Perspective' piece by Thomas F. Stocker in the 18 January 2013 edition of Science (Vol. 339, Issue 6117):
This 'Policy Forum' piece by Pereira et al. in the 18 January 2013 issue of Science (Vol. 339, Issue 6117) contains concepts that may drive the architecture of any WDS nodes concerned with biodiversity:
The open access journal Open Journal of Earthquake Research (OJER, ISSN: 2169-9631) is now inviting paper submissions or recommendations through its online submission system. For its Aims & Scope and for other information, please visit the following website: