1. The September 4th issue of Nature featured several articles on "Big Data" (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v455/n7209/edsumm/e080904-01.html). Included in this set is an article by Cliff Lynch who will participate in our meeting.
2. You may want to look at the Dataverse Project (http://thedata.org) Merce Crosas, director of the Dataverse Network, will be participating in our meeting.
3. The Boston Globe ran an article in August on younger scientists breaking with custom and posting research data: (http://blog.openwetware.org/community/2008/08/26/boston-globe-showcases-open-science/) The article discussed the OpenWetWare Community Wiki
4. This is a very small sampling of relevant information. Each participant will provide a valuable perspective on the topic. If you have other links you would like to share, please include them in your comments.