[Esip-preserve] Second draft of response to GEO communique

Mark A. Parsons parsonsm at nsidc.org
Thu Sep 24 13:33:48 EDT 2009

Fellow Preservationists,

I am working with an International Council of Science (ICSU--http://icsu.org 
) Initiative called the Polar Information Commons (PIC) that could  
inform ESIP data sharing principles. (Don't be mislead by the word  
"polar". It's just a region. We deal with most any kind of data ESIP  
works with plus some).

The concept of an information commons and the principles of open,  
linked data in the spirit of the semantic web, the Science Commons,  
and other initiatives is gaining momentum and is something ESIP should  
be involved with if not leading (many members already are).

I attach two DRAFT documents that y'all might find interesting and  
should inform ESIP data sharing principles. Please don't distribute  
these very widely. The PIC will have a more coherent and public  
message on the web by 15 Oct., at which point will be aggressively  
spreading the word. Meanwhile I wanted y'all to know what's happening,  
and I eagerly welcome feedback.


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On 23 Sep 2009, at 3:24 PM, Ruth Duerr wrote:

> Dear Data Stewards,
> Here is a second draft of the response to the GEO communique on data  
> sharing principles as discussed at our last telecon.  The main  
> changes were to make our responses more directly reflect the  
> questions in the communique.  Please review, mark up, etc.  As a  
> reminder comments are due to GEO Oct. 15, but we need to give Carol  
> plenty of lead time to fold our responses in with responses from the  
> other clusters and working groups.  I suggest you plan to review and  
> provide comments by Oct. 5.
> Also, I should note that, as requested at the last telecon, I  
> inquired into whether the ESIP Federation has any written statement  
> on data sharing principles .  The answer is no and, as I should have  
> known, that quickly led to a request for our group to consider  
> drafting such, ideally between now and the winter ESIP meeting where  
> the Assembly would vote on them.  Perhaps that will be a topic at  
> the next telecon.
> Best Wishes,
> Ruth
> <GEO_Communique_ResponseV2.rtf>
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