[OAI-general] E-SciDR Study Public Consultation on Digital Repositories

Philip Lord pwl at d-archiving.com
Tue Jul 24 07:42:41 EDT 2007

Dear OAI Community,

OAI is fundamental to the discovery and efficient use of digital materials
held in digital repositories, and forms a vital element in the
infrastructure for repositories. You are therefore invited to respond to a
public consultation questionnaire issued by the European Commission,
inviting views to inform the development of e-science digital repositories
in Europe.  The letter of invitation is copied below, and the questionnaire
is available at

The consultation is part of the e-SciDR study to help the Commission to
promote further the use of digital repositories in Europe
(http://www.e-scidr.eu/).  To this end the study will inform the senior
decision makers in the Commission on the current status of digital
repositories, on the views of all stakeholders in repositories, and propose
policy options to the Commission.  Thus the study will inform how funding
will be directed to repository development.

The study has the active interest of key institutions and individuals
involved in OAI.

With apologies for any cross-posting,

Philip Lord,

Director, Digital Archiving Consultancy


The Commission's invitation; 

"May I invite you, to contribute to the development of a knowledge society
and digital infrastructure in Europe, by taking part in the European
Commission's online public consultation on e-Science Digital Repositories
which is available at

This consultation forms a key part of the e-SciDR (http://www.e-scidr.eu/)
study funded by the Commission into repositories holding digital data and
publications for use in the sciences (in the widest sense, encompassing
disciplines from the humanities and social sciences to the life sciences and
physical sciences). 

Your answers will help identify needs, priorities and opportunities which
the European Union, through the Commission, can help address and drive
forward in the FP7 Capacity Programme and will provide an important input to
developing future policy initiatives.

All answers will be strictly confidential and anonymised.

If you would like to receive a summary of the consultation results, please
tick the corresponding box on the questionnaire."




Philip Lord,  MSc CILIP MIMA CMath FRSA

The Digital Archiving Consultancy Limited

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Twickenham,TW1 2 BQ, UK.

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