On Tuesday February 26 (that's tomorrow, folks!) from 3-5:30PM EST/12-2:30PST, the Board on Research Data and Information will be hosting a symposium called "Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Discovering Research Data Online." As research becomes more data intensive and the amount of data produced continues to grow, knowing how to find relevant data is increasing in importance. Acknowledging the variety of solutions in use for storing and locating data, the symposium will also be looking at the issues of "pervasive infrastructure, standardization of approaches, and the usual questions of who does what, where, and how?" Speakers will include Clifford Lynch from CNI and Francine Berman from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The 2.5 hour discussion will be audiocast live; the address will be posted at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/ about an hour before the event.