Volume 86 Issue 5 | pp. 26-28
Issue Date: February 4, 2008

It's All About Access

Collections of digital resources expand, enhancing current and ensuring future access to scientific data
Department: Science & Technology

MORE AND MORE scientific journal articles, books, and data are flowing into online archives and databases, potentially broadening access to the material for both scientists and the public. This trend raises issues such as who should have access to what material, what should be saved for the long haul, and how best to preserve the information.

Without proper precautions, a disastrous loss of access to old data could occur. Just think how hard it is . . .

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