Latest Carole L. Palmer Stories

2010-02-24 13:33:12

With the world awash in information, curating all the scientifically relevant bits and bytes is an important task, especially given digital data's increasing importance as the raw materials for new scientific discoveries, an expert in information science at the University of Illinois says. Carole L. Palmer, a professor of library and information science, says that data curation "“ the active and ongoing management of data through their lifecycle of interest to science "“ is now...

2009-08-18 17:21:28

Allen H. Renear and Carole L. Palmer, professors of library and information science at Illinois, say that as techniques originally designed to organize and share scientific data are integrated into scientific publishing, scientists' long-standing practice of reading "strategically" will be dramatically enhanced."Although it's natural to think that scientists search online to find individual articles to read, that isn't usually what's going on," Renear said. "Researchers actually try to avoid...

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