Biomedical Information and Its Users

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Title: Biomedical Information and Its Users
Authors: Shankar, Kalpana
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4404
Date: 9-Dec-2009
Abstract: The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the information science reader to the wide range of data and other resources that constitute “biological information”. Attention is paid to both paper and digital sources and the use of digital libraries and cyberinfrastructure for the creation, use, and re-use of information. The chapter discusses various user communities and their needs, including scientists, educators and students, policymakers, and other secondary users. The chapter concludes with challenges for data sharing, preservation, and access.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright (published version): 2010 by Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Biological information;Cyberinfrastructure;Digital libraries;Scientific archives;Data sharing
DOI: 10.1081/E-ELIS3-120043747
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: (eds.). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 3rd edition
Appears in Collections:Information and Communication Studies Research Collection

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