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What the Web Has Done for Scientific Data, and What it Hasn't

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web-Age Information Management
Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference, WAIM 2005, Hangzhou, China, October 11 – 13, 2005. Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005

Abstract

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.

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