About us, in English
When in November 2008, after five years from the launch of the Polish Optical Internet, we began to publish a popular-scientific "PIONIER magazine", we wanted to issue a serial journal dedicated to modern network PIONIER and popularization of innovative services based on it, every three-four months. At the very beginning we assumed, that to summarise the editorial year, we will create one more issue of "PIONIER magazine", with the most interesting articles from the Polish editions. But in English.
So here is the first international issue of our publication. In it, among the 39 articles from Polish magazines, we went up 15 of them. There is, of course, the first descriptive article about the creation of PIONIER network, a short brief of three of the 21 MAN centers, forming a Consortium: TORMAN, LODMAN and BIAMAN. We wrote about Cross-Border Initiative, but also about best practices of digital libraries - Wielkopolska and Silesia. We described the Polish projects, worth knowing about: Digital Libraries Federation, National Data Storage and interactive television iTVP, presented a new generation networks' tools (Phosphorus) and tools for open scientific resources (Yadda, Driver & OpenAIRE). We also explained some technologies of our research: 4K Television and Multidomain monitoring: perfSONAR.

In a single word, many interests from the world of Polish Optical Internet. And a brief report about PIONIER at the end of our magazine - what has changed in the last two years in the infrastructure network.

All articles are about us. About achievements, carried out research and work. But this time it is about us, in English.

Feel free to read.

Other articles in Pionier Magazine eng/2009:

Damian Niemir
editor in chief