The first part of his presentation was focused on different eScience project. His main message was to explain that eScience is not about grid computing or specialised tools for scientists. But that it is rather about technologies supporting the scientific process from start to end, over long period of time including dead ends and incertainty.
This led naturaly to a second part of the talk on digital scholarship, open access of scientific data and publications.
Many of the ideas are presented in CTWatch quarterly issue of August 2007 (Volume 3 Number 3) : The Coming Revolution in Scholarly Communications & Cyberinfrastructure, http://www.ctwatch.org/quarterly/archives/august-2007/
These topics are interestingly related to that article of Kevin Kelly: Better than free, which talks about what has value now that copy of digital material is almost free. He finds height points: Immediacy, Personalization, Interpretation, Authenticity, Accessibility, Patronage, Findability.
I’ll try to revisit the article by applying that to scientific publications soon.