[Richard Ackerman at CISTI maintains an excellent blog on libraries and eScience. His latest posting is well worth reading --BSA]
E-Science and libraries
As I said over a year and a half ago
A lot of science today is very computation and data intense. I think there is a big role for academic libraries as custodians of data and research output.
Science Library Pad - the role of the academic library and librarian - January 13, 2006
Fortunately, there are lots of people thinking about the role of the library in relation to cyberinfrastructure, as well as e-research and publishing.
This month's D-Lib has a number of relevant articles and opinion pieces, including
Library Support for "Networked Science"
by Bonita Wilson
Cyberinfrastructure, Data, and Libraries, Part 1: A Cyberinfrastructure Primer for Librarians Anna Gold, Massachusetts Institute of Technology doi:10.1045/september2007-gold-pt1
Cyberinfrastructure, Data, and Libraries, Part 2: Libraries and the Data Challenge: Roles and Actions for Libraries Anna Gold, Massachusetts Institute of Technology doi:10.1045/september2007-gold-pt2
The editorial by Bonita Wilson points to "The Dawn of Networked Science" in The Chronicle for Higher Education (which is not open to read, so no link for them).
I also recommend the August 2007 CTWatch Quarterly, which was on the topic "The Coming Revolution in Scholarly Communications & Cyberinfrastructure".
A reminder that there will be an E-Science track in the upcoming OECD meeting on October 3, 2007.
For more information on this topic, you can see my E-Science category.