Saturday, February 13, 2010
E-books and E-content 2010 (UK)
E-books and E-content 2010 - 11 May 2010 - London, UK - "This year's econtent meeting will consider the emerging and fundamental role of data as content. Once confined to analysts and researchers, raw data in the form of databases, databanks, images and spreadsheets has become easier to store, easier to make accessible and even to publish. This in turn has led to expectations from users as to its availability and prompted the need for a range of tools and techniques to deal with the burgeoning demand. Key issues are: how can such content be managed to ensure its longevity through digital curation and systematic preservation; the need for new standards to enable links with traditional formats and the narrower world of regular scholarly publishing; metadata and taxonomy - how we describe datasets and make them accessible and searchable; and perhaps of most concern, issues of validity and accuracy"