DC-2011 Conference Sponsors

UW Information School   As a world-leading information school, the University of Washington Information School recognizes the importance of information in society. Our community of dedicated faculty, students and staff views information a catalyst for change, growth and innovation. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, the UW iSchool explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the volume and variety of information we encounter in all aspects of our lives. Through teaching, research and practice, we are improving the ways people and organizations create, find, store, manipulate and share information, while fostering a collaborative culture where inclusiveness and connectedness are celebrated as necessary parts of academic excellence. [learn more...]

Elsevier   Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders, and major information applications including ScienceDirect, Scopus, and MDConsult. Elsevier is currently engaged in multiple Smart Content initiatives to make our content more discoverable, easier to understand, and easier to integrate. [learn more...]

OCLC   OCLC is a worldwide library membership organization. Its founders believed that by working together, they could find practical solutions for sharing records and reducing information costs. This challenge rapidly became a collaborative revolution that now involves more than 72,000 libraries across the globe. OCLC helps libraries to serve millions of users in more than 170 countries, with services to locate, catalogue, manage, lend and preserve library materials. All types of information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. And OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest catalogue, containing information on more than 1.7 billion library items. [learn more...]

DANS   DANS promotes sustained access to digital research data. For this purpose, DANS encourages researchers to archive and reuse data in a sustained manner, e.g. through the online archiving system EASY. DANS also provides access, via NARCIS.nl, to thousands of scientific datasets, e-publications and other research information in the Netherlands. In addition, the institute provides training and advice, and performs research into sustained access to digital information. Driven by data, DANS ensures that access to digital research data keeps improving, through its services and by taking part in national & international projects and networks. DANS is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) [learn more...]

&atmire   Modern web technology offers important opportunities to expose, share and distribute valuable digital content, papers and research results. &mire uses and develops these technologies to enhance online accessibility for institutions, scientists, authors and artists. Institutional Repositories have revolutionized online availability of digital (research) content for the world's leading institutions. Through their dynamic nature, repositories are a more effective way of managing digital resources than local databases or archives, since they are interoperable and very easy to use. Many institutions adopt Open Access principles, based on the idea that immediate online availability of research increases its impact. By actively using repositories, today's academics radically reshape the landscape of (scientific) publishing. As a spinoff company from K.U. Leuven, &mire assists institutions worldwide in implementing and managing innovative repositories. By enhancing these repositories and enabling users to retrieve and process information in ways that were impossible 5 years ago, &mire ensures that digital content in repositories gains appropriate visibility, valorisation and impact. [learn more...]

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The National Library of Finland The National Library of Korea The National Library Board Singapore
Shanghai Library Simmons College GSLIS (US) Information School of the University of Washington
SUB Goettingen Research Center for Knowledge Communities, Tsukuba University Infocom Corporation (Japan)
UNESP (Brazil) Universisty of Edinburgh ZBW (Germany)

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