APA 2009 Conference

Keeping the Records of Science Accessible : Towards a Sustainable Science Data e-Infrastructure

24 November 2009, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague

The Alliance for Permanent Access’s aim is to foster the development of an ecosystem of trusted digital repositories to enable Europe to fully exploit the potential of European scientific collaboration. The (permanent) accessibility, quality assurance and preservation of key data collections are and will be one of the major driving forces for the advancement of science but also for applications thereof. Therefore, the theme of the 2009 Annual Conference was:
Keeping the Records of Science Accessible: towards a sustainable science data e-infrastructure!

Download the conference report APA Conference Report 2009

Agenda and presentations

Welcome and Introduction of the conference by Chairman
Dr. Peter Tindemans, Global Knowledge Strategies and Partnerships

Keynote Speaker PARSE.Insight Dr. David Giaretta, Science and Technology Facilities Council

Science Community Insight I II III

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Cross Communities Insights I II III

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Sharing experiences from Parallel Sessions

  • R&D and technical tools hosted by Reinhard Altenhöner, NESTOR
  • Funding and sustainable business models hosted by Peter Doorn, Nationale Coalitie Digitale Duurzaamheid [NCDD]
  • Certification / accreditation mechanism hosted by William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition

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Conclusions by Chairman: Dr. Peter Tindemans, Global Knowledge Strategies and Partnerships Photo impression

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24 November 2009, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


The Alliance for Permanent Access’s aim is to foster the development of an ecosystem of trusted digital repositories to enable Europe to fully exploit the potential of European scientific collaboration. The (permanent) accessibility, quality assurance and preservation of key data collections are and will be one of the major driving forces for the advancement of science but also for applications thereof. Therefore, the theme of the 2009 Annual Conference was:

Keeping the Records of Science Accessible: towards a sustainable science data e-infrastructure!


Download the Conference Report here >>

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