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Re: Faceted search across Cambridge Books & Journals Online


I agree 100% about the need for a system to organize datasets to 
allow collaboration.  I've posted some fairly provocative 
comments on the www.e-patients.net site in 2 threads that are 
related to the recent article in the Atlantic about Dr. John 
Iannidis' critiques of current state of medical research.  My 
main point is that organizing datasets, applying metadata, and 
creating standards for producing datasets with an acceptable 
level of quality are challenges that need to be faced right now.

Janice McCallum
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twitter: @janicemccallum
On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 9:43 PM, <Toby.GREEN@oecd.org> wrote:

> Indeed, this is good news. The next challenge is to bridge the
> divide between journal/book content and the original data on
> which articles and chapters are based. This will require a system
> for organizing datasets and giving each metadata to enable the
> connections to be made. The tools, such as those provided by
> DataCite, are beginning to be available but publishers need to do
> a lot more to encourage authors to not only make datasets
> available, but make them accessible, discoverable and citable
> alongside traditional scholarly literature.
> Toby Green
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
> [mailto:owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu] On Behalf Of Sandy Thatcher
> Sent: 22 October, 2010 2:27 AM
> To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
>  Subject: Re: Faceted search across Cambridge Books & Journals Online
> This is an excellent and much desired development! I have long
> argued the case for bridging the new 'digital divide' between
> journal and book content, and I'm delighted to see this step
> being taken by Cambridge, while Johns Hopkins through its Project
> Muse's new initiative in adding book content is also going to
> allow for searching across book and journal content.
> Sandy Thatcher