NWO Conference: Shift in governance and the emergence of a Chinese business system

submitted by: ERIM
Leading sinologists, economists, and management researchers from Western and Chinese universities came together to discuss the rise of China's economy and the features of its business environment at a conference in Hangzhou, China, in 2006. In this video, they present the most important outcomes of this conference. Speakers include among others Gordon Redding, John Child, and Max Boisot. For more information, visit: www.erim.nl/chinabusiness .

Music Center Draws Curtain on New Era for UC San Diego

submitted by: ucsandiego
On a recent Tuesday morning, the sound of a piano soared in the Conrad Prebys Music Center, rising along the venue’s triangular, wood-paneled walls and ceiling. Graduate student William Fried was performing "Feux d'Artifice" by French master Claude Debussy. He was one of a handful of students who got to test-drive the acoustically advanced concert hall in March before its public opening in May. http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/thisweek/2009/04/20_musiccenter.asp

Open Access and Europe: Why is it important and how can it be done?

submitted by: elbaek

Presentation by Sjibolt Noorda at the Executive OA Seminar at the Danish OA day 2009

Getting Started with Ecological Metadata Language - Using Morpho

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is

You want to create a metadata record that describes your Ecological Data set. You want this metadata document to be standardized for easy sharing - and you thought that you would use the Ecological Metadata Language (EML). One way to create EML records is using Morpho. Morphos is free, download it from the "ecoinformatics.org" site and use this video-tutorial to see how you can use Morpho.

The nature of cell science

submitted by: Pacho
Certainly it´s irony in the title, because these images never made it to publication status. Sitting over the microscope, whilst listening to music the idea popped up to combine microscopic imagery with electronic music. The Scientist will certainly see more than a carpenter, but both might enjoy the beauty. Concerning the used music, it is Venetian Snares (oh another biological toppic) "Szamar madar", a masterpiece (in my ear) in blending classical music with electronic break core...

Open Access in Norway: challenges now and in the future

submitted by: elbaek

Sigrid Tollefsen from The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions presents the Norwegian advances in changing the scholarly communication to Open Access