Materials Data in the Internet Era - A Workshop on the Future
C P. Sturrock, J R. Rumble
In May 1999, ASTM E49 and the National Institute of Standards and Technology hosted a workshop in which over 100 international experts on materials data, materials databases and the Internet considered how ASTM can best serve the materials community with respect to new standards developed with the Internet in mind. At the same time, these experts also examined how best to improve the usability of the Internet/Web in delivering materials information, including what kinds of additional data sources may be needed. Underlying much of the discussion was the question of whether a state of order could (or should) be imposed in the wild frontier of the Internet.