The web, together with database technology, has radically changed the way scientific research is conducted. Scientists now have access to an unprecedented quantity and range of data, and the speed and ease of communication of all forms of scientific data has increased hugely. This change has come at a price. Web and database technology no longer support some of the desirable properties of paper publication, and it has introduced new problems in maintaining the scientific record. This brief paper is an examination of some of these issues.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Web-Age Information Management|
|Subtitle of host publication||6th International Conference, WAIM 2005, Hangzhou, China, October 11 – 13, 2005. Proceedings|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2005|