Start: June 11, 2002
End: June 15, 2002
Place: University of Connecticut, CT, ZDA
Accelerating Access is a theme that characterizes the ever-increasing demand for quantitative and qualitative data through the Internet. Our key goal as data providers is to ensure user communities can gain access to and effectively use quantitative and qualitative resources. The conference this year will focus on the capabilities both of Internet technology and of the wider data community in providing support to and partnering with the research and education infrastructure. The influence of evolving web environments for data producers, data archives/data libraries, and end-users will be a key area of exploration. The conference will include papers on collaboration between data professionals and researchers in metadata dissemination and in integration projects, particularly those that have evolved from emerging standards for describing data and documentation. We will also examine the legal and political barriers to web-based data access, and the role of virtual data access in new and emerging economies.