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Uhlir, P. F. (Paul F.) 1954-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 9,074 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Directories 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: Q223, 501.4
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Most widely held works by P. F Uhlir
The role of scientific and technical data and information in the public domain : proceedings of a symposium by Symposium on the Role of Scientific and Technical Data and Information in the Public Domain( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body of scientific and technical data and information (STI) in the public domain in the United States is massive and has contributed broadly to the economic, social, and intellectual vibrancy of the nation. The "public domain" can be defined in legal terms as sources and types of data and information whose uses are not restricted by statutory intellectual property laws or by other legal regimes, and that are accordingly available to the public for use without authorization. In recent years, however, there have been growing legal, economic, and technological pressures that restrict the creation and availability of public-domain information -- scientific and otherwise. It is therefore important to review the role, value, and limits on public-domain STI. The meeting brought together leading experts and managers from the public and private sectors who are involved in the creation, dissemination, and use of STI to discuss (1) the role, value, and limits of making STI available in the public domain for research and education; (2) the various legal, economic, and technological pressures on the producers of public-domain STI and the potential effects of these pressures on research and education; (3) the existing and proposed approaches for preserving the STI in the public domain or for providing "open access" in the United States; and (4) other important issues in this area that may benefit from further analysis
Open access and the public domain in digital data and information for science : proceedings of an international symposium( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data and information produced by government-funded, public-interest science is a global public good caught between two different trends. On the one hand, the Internet provides valuable new opportunities for overcoming geographic limitations and the promise of unprecedented open access to public information for research on a global basis. On the other hand, there are growing restrictions on the availability and use of public data and information arising from the privatization and commercialization of such sources. This countervailing trend undermines the traditional scientific cooperative and sharing ethos. It diminishes the public domain and open access to such global public goods and leads to a host of lost opportunity costs at both the national and international levels. To address these issues the International Council for Science (ICSU), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the U.S. National Academies, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), and the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) jointly organized this symposium, which was held on March 10-11, 2003, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The symposium brought together policy experts and managers from the government and academic sectors in both developed and developing countries to do the following: (1) describe the role, value, and limits that the public domain and open access to digital data and information have in the context of international research; (2) identify and analyze the various legal, economic, and technological pressures on the public domain in digital data and information and their potential effects on international research; and (3) review the existing and proposed approaches for preserving and promoting the public domain and open access to scientific and technical data and information on a global basis, with particular attention to the needs of developing countries
Strategies for preservation of and open access to scientific data in China : summary of a workshop( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preservation of and open access to digital scientific resources are essential to global research, yet the challenges in storing and maintaining access to these collections are substantial. China faces major hurdles in this regard. A workshop held in June 2004 in Beijing convened scientific information managers, digital archiving experts, national science policy and funding officials, and representatives of development organizations to explore the scientific and technical, legal and policy, institutional and economic, and management aspects of creating sustainable and accessible archives of digital health and environmental data in China
Designing the microbial research commons : proceedings of an international symposium by Designing the Microbial Research Commons( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For attribution-- : Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards : summary of an international workshop by P. F Uhlir( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The growth of electronic publishing of literature has created new challenges, such as the need for mechanisms for citing online references in ways that can assure discoverability and retrieval for many years into the future. The growth in online datasets presents related, yet more complex challenges. It depends upon the ability to reliably identify, locate, access, interpret, and verify the version, integrity, and provenance of digital datasets. Data citation standards and good practices can form the basis for increased incentives, recognition, and rewards for scientific data activities that in many cases are currently lacking in many fields of research. The rapidly-expanding universe of online digital data holds the promise of allowing peer-examination and review of conclusions or analysis based on experimental or observational data, the integration of data into new forms of scholarly publishing, and the ability for subsequent users to make new and unforeseen uses and analyses of the same data-either in isolation, or in combination with, other data sets. The problem of citing online data is complicated by the lack of established practices for referring to portions or subsets of data. There are a number of initiatives in different organizations, countries, and disciplines already underway. An important set of technical and policy approaches have already been launched by the U.S. National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and other standards bodies regarding persistent identifiers and online linking. The workshop summarized in For Attribution -- Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards: Summary of an International Workshop was organized by a steering committee under the National Research Council's (NRC's) Board on Research Data and Information, in collaboration with an international CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices. The purpose of
The socioeconomic effects of public sector information on digital networks : toward a better understanding of different access and reuse policies : workshop summary by U.S. National Committee for CODATA( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific data for decision making toward sustainable development : Senegal River Basin case study : summary of a workshop by P. F Uhlir( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific databases relating to the environment, natural resources, and public health on the African continent are, for various reasons, difficult to create and manage effectively. Yet the creation of these and other types of databases--and their subsequent use to produce new information and knowledge for decision-makers--is essential to advancing scientific and technical progress in that region and to its sustainable development. The U.S. National Committee for CODATA collaborated with the Senegalese National CODATA Committee to convene a "Workshop on Scientific Data for Decision-Making Toward Sustainable Development: Senegal River Basin Case Study," which was held on 11-15 March 2002, in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop examined multidisciplinary data sources and data handling in the West Africa region, using the Senegal River Basin as a case study, to determine how these data are or can be better used in decision making related to sustainable development
The future of scientific knowledge discovery in open networked environments : summary of a workshop by The Future of Scientific Knowledge Discovery in Open Networked Environments: a National Workshop( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Digital technologies and networks are now part of everyday work in the sciences, and have enhanced access to and use of scientific data, information, and literature significantly. They offer the promise of accelerating the discovery and communication of knowledge, both within the scientific community and in the broader society, as scientific data and information are made openly available online. The focus of this project was on computer-mediated or computational scientific knowledge discovery, taken broadly as any research processes enabled by digital computing technologies. Such technologies may include data mining, information retrieval and extraction, artificial intelligence, distributed grid computing, and others. These technological capabilities support computer-mediated knowledge discovery, which some believe is a new paradigm in the conduct of research. The emphasis was primarily on digitally networked data, rather than on the scientific, technical, and medical literature. The meeting also focused mostly on the advantages of knowledge discovery in open networked environments, although some of the disadvantages were raised as well. The workshop brought together a set of stakeholders in this area for intensive and structured discussions. The purpose was not to make a final declaration about the directions that should be taken, but to further the examination of trends in computational knowledge discovery in the open networked environments, based on the following questions and tasks: 1. Opportunities and Benefits: What are the opportunities over the next 5 to 10 years associated with the use of computer-mediated scientific knowledge discovery across disciplines in the open online environment? What are the potential benefits to science and society of such techniques? 2. Techniques and Methods for Development and Study of Computer-mediated Scientific Knowledge Discovery: What are the techniques and methods used in government, academia, and industry to study and understand these processes, the validity and reliability of their results, and their impact inside and outside science? 3. Barriers: What are the major scientific, technological, institutional, sociological, and policy barriers to computer-mediated scientific knowledge discovery in the open online environment within the scientific community? What needs to be known and studied about each of these barriers to help achieve the opportunities for interdisciplinary science and complex problem solving? 4. Range of Options: Based on the results obtained in response to items 1-3, define a range of options that can be used by the sponsors of the project, as well as other similar organizations, to obtain and promote a better understanding of the computer-mediated scientific knowledge discovery processes and mechanisms for openly available data and information online across the scientific domains. The objective of defining these options is to improve the activities of the sponsors (and other similar organizations) and the activities of researchers that they fund externally in this emerging research area. The Future of Scientific Knowledge Discovery in Open Networked Environments: Summary of a Workshop summarizes the responses to these questions and tasks at hand."--Publisher's description
Crop modeling and related environmental data : a focus on applications for arid and semiarid regions in developing countries( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case for international sharing of scientific data : a focus on developing countries, proceedings of a symposium by International Symposium on the Case for International Sharing of Scientific Data( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theme of this international symposium is the promotion of greater sharing of scientific data for the benefit of research and broader development, particularly in the developing world. This is an extraordinarily important topic. Indeed, I have devoted much of my own career to matters related to the concept of openness. I had the opportunity to promote and help build the open courseware program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This program has made the teaching materials for all 2,000 subjects taught at MIT available on the Web for anyone, anywhere, to use anytime at no cost. In countries where basic broadband was not available, we shipped it in on hard drives and compact disks. Its impact has been worldwide, but it has surely had the greatest impact on the developing world. I am also a trustee of a nonprofit organization named Ithaca that operates Journal Storage (JSTOR) and other entities that make scholarly information available at very low cost. The culture of science has been international and open for centuries. Indeed, the scientific enterprise can only work when all information is open and accessible, because science works through critical analysis and replication of results. In recent years, as some scientific data, and especially technological data, have increased in economic value frequently has caused us to be far less open with information than business and free enterprise require us to be. Indeed, the worldwide shift to what is known as open innovation is strengthening every day. Finally, since the end of World War II, the realities of modern military conflict and now terrorism have led governments to restrict information through classification. This is important, but I believe that we classify far too much information. The last thing we need today, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, is further arbitrary limitations on the free flow of scientific information, whether by policies established by governments and businesses, or by lack of information infrastructure. For all these reasons, the international sharing of scientific data is one of the topics of great interest here at the National Academies and has been the subject of many of our past reports. This is the primary reason why this symposium has been co-organized by the NRC's Policy and Global Affairs Division the Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO) and the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI). The Case for International Sharing of Scientific Data: A Focus on Developing Countries: Proceedings of a Symposium summarizes the symposium."--Publisher's description
1991 Earth observations directory : a worldwide listing of government institutions and related groups : special project report by P. F Uhlir( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing digitally integrated genetic resources, data, and literature : global intellectual property strategies for a redesigned microbial research commons by J. H Reichman( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The free exchange of microbial genetic information is an established public good, facilitating research on medicines, agriculture, and climate change. However, over the past quarter-century, access to genetic resources has been hindered by intellectual property claims from developed countries under the World Trade Organization's TRIPS Agreement (1994) and by claims of sovereign rights from developing countries under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (1992). In this volume, the authors examine the scientific community's responses to these obstacles and advise policymakers on how to harness provisions of the Nagoya Protocol (2010) that allow multilateral measures to support research. By pooling microbial materials, data, and literature in a carefully designed transnational e-infrastructure, the scientific community can facilitate access to essential research assets while simultaneously reinforcing the open access movement. The original empirical surveys of responses to the CBD included here provide a valuable addition to the literature on governing scientific knowledge commons"--Provided by publisher
Diretrizes políticas para o desenvolvimento e a promoção governamental de domínio público by P. F Uhlir( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draft policy guidelines for the development and promotion of public domain information by P. F Uhlir( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies for permanent access to scientific information in Southern Africa : focus on health and environmental information for sustainable development : an international workshop : executive summary and recommendations( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The workshop focused on issues related to sustainable development, which is a primary concern for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and Africa as a whole. The theme of the series of workshops was premised on the vision of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in South Africa in 2002, as well as on declarations of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva in 2003, with the aim of addressing some of the developmental issues raised at both summits. To this end, the focus of this workshop was on health and environmental information for sustainable development
Niv personal gift bible/80941/teal by P. F Uhlir( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contractually reconstructed research commons for scientific data in a highly protectionist intellectual property environment by J. H Reichman( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The role of scientific and technical data and information in the public domain : proceedings of a symposium
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Uhlir, P. F. 1954-

Uhlir, Paul F.

Uhlir, Paul F. 1954-

Uhlir, Paul Francis 1954-

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Open access and the public domain in digital data and information for science : proceedings of an international symposiumStrategies for preservation of and open access to scientific data in China : summary of a workshopThe socioeconomic effects of public sector information on digital networks : toward a better understanding of different access and reuse policies : workshop summaryScientific data for decision making toward sustainable development : Senegal River Basin case study : summary of a workshop