Type of work: Communication
| Open Access
The workshop, which was held June 22-24, 2004, in Beijing, China, served as an international and interdisciplinary forum to promote a deeper understanding of, and requirements for, long-term preservation and open access to digital scientific information resources. The meeting was organized into seven sessions, each led by two co-chairs and including several invited presentations. The first two sessions introduced the workshop participants to the Chinese strategies and initiatives for implementing scientific data sharing. The following sessions explored the policy and legal, institutional and economic, management and technical, and local and regional issues in preserving and providing open access to data in the life sciences and public health; data in the earth and environmental sciences; and scientific information, journals, and digital libraries. This publication presents a summary of the workshop.