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European Community initiatives and experience in scientific and technical information

Abstract

Scientific and technical information (STI) is an increasingly important resource for R and D and industrial development. The rapid development of the market for electronic information and the increasing potential offered through new information technologies require new approaches for the collection and dissemination of STI. Activities of the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) in this area are reviewed. More recent CEC initiatives in the areas of biotechnology information and factual materials data banks have proved the need for international collaboration and for the implementation of infrastructural measures as a basis for such collaboration. The implementation of the EC Demonstrator Programme on materials property data systems has evaluated the potential of eleven European materials data banks against the market requirements and has helped to launch wide international collaboration. The concluding European workshop on materials data systems has developed a set of recommendations for future initiatives. These are shortly reviewed together with initial findings of a study aimed at developing a business plan for the establishment of a biotechnology information infrastructure for the bio-industries and research base in Europe. (author). 3 refs.
Authors:
Steven, G [1] 
  1. Commission of the European Communities, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Publication Date:
May 01, 1990
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-SM-317/17; CONF-900550-
Reference Number:
SCA: 990100; 990300; PA: AIX-26:048070; EDB-95:080679; ERA-20:017294; NTS-96:000150; SN: 95001395749
Resource Relation:
Conference: International symposium on the future of scientific, technological and industrial information services, Leningrad (USSR), 28-31 May 1990; Other Information: PBD: May 1990
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; EUROPEAN UNION; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; BIOTECHNOLOGY; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; MARKET; MATERIALS
OSTI ID:
49887
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 75 - Paris (France); United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE95628894; TRN: XA9538974048070
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE95628894
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
9 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 12, 1995

Citation Formats

Steven, G. European Community initiatives and experience in scientific and technical information. IAEA: N. p., 1990. Web.
Steven, G. European Community initiatives and experience in scientific and technical information. IAEA.
Steven, G. 1990. "European Community initiatives and experience in scientific and technical information." IAEA.
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title = {European Community initiatives and experience in scientific and technical information}
author = {Steven, G}
abstractNote = {Scientific and technical information (STI) is an increasingly important resource for R and D and industrial development. The rapid development of the market for electronic information and the increasing potential offered through new information technologies require new approaches for the collection and dissemination of STI. Activities of the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) in this area are reviewed. More recent CEC initiatives in the areas of biotechnology information and factual materials data banks have proved the need for international collaboration and for the implementation of infrastructural measures as a basis for such collaboration. The implementation of the EC Demonstrator Programme on materials property data systems has evaluated the potential of eleven European materials data banks against the market requirements and has helped to launch wide international collaboration. The concluding European workshop on materials data systems has developed a set of recommendations for future initiatives. These are shortly reviewed together with initial findings of a study aimed at developing a business plan for the establishment of a biotechnology information infrastructure for the bio-industries and research base in Europe. (author). 3 refs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1990}
month = {May}
}