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Project Title:

Planning a Global Library of the Mathematical Sciences
PIN: DEPS-BMSA-11-01        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Board on Mathematical Sciences & Their Applications DEPS

RSO: Weidman, Scott

Subject/Focus Area: Math, Chemistry and Physics

Project Scope
The study will

- evaluate the potential value of a virtual global library of mathematical science publications

- assuming that a stable context for sharing copyrighted information has been achieved, assess the remaining issues to be addressed in setting up such a library.

- identify a range of desired capabilities of such a library, and

- characterize resource needs.

The project is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The approximate start date for the project is 12/1/2011.

A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 15 months.

Note (07-12-2013): Task 2 under the Project Scope has been reworded for clarity.

Project Duration: 15 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 11/27/2012
 Meeting 2 - 02/19/2013
 Meeting 3 - 05/06/2013
 Meeting 4 - 05/30/2013


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