Posts Tagged ‘committees’

LOCAH and LOD-LAM: Linked Open Data Summit

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (“LOD-LAM”) will take place over 2-3 JuneĀ  2011 in San Francisco, USA. It will ‘convene leaders in their respective areas of expertise from the humanities and sciencesĀ to catalyze practical, actionable approaches to publishing Linked Open Data.’

Adrian Stevenson of UKOLN is an invited expert and member of the organising committee for the Summit. He will also be presenting on the JISC-funded LOCAH (Linked Open Copac and Archives Hub) Project at the Summit.

ACCI Task Forces Report

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The six task forces established by the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastucture (ACCI) have recently approved the final drafts of the reports on the areas in which they were asked to suggest recommendations and ideas for advancing cyberinfrastructure in support of NSF research. Those areas were:

  • Campus Bridging
  • Cyberlearning and Workforce Development
  • Data and Visualization
  • Grand Challenges
  • High Performance Computing
  • Software for Science and Engineering

These task forces were each led by ACCI members and their membership included a cross-section of members from both academic and industrial communities. Over a two-year period the task forces gathered broad community input via open workshops and meetings, solicitation of white papers, and other outreach efforts. Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Associate Director, Digital Curation Centre, is a member of the ACCI Task Force on Data and Visualization. All six reports are available from the NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) Web site.