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Publication and Use of Large Data Sets

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Author(s)

J R. Rumble

Abstract

Scientific information comes in many sizes, types and quality. Because of diversity of the scientific information being published, different issues will arise in publishing different types of information electronically. In this paper, we will address issues related to electronic publication of large scientific data sets, a subset of scientific information. First, we establish the parameters that define large scientific data sets. Then we identify examples from a variety of scientific disciplines. Large data sets (LDS) require special technology for their creation and management, and that technology is briefly described, as well as traditional publication and use of LDS. We discuss electronic publication of large scientific data sets, and their uses as they exist today. Finally, we look into the future of electronic publication of LDS, including issues such as intellectual property rights (IPR), LDS as a source of new discovery and economics.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Second Joint ICSU/UNESCO Conference on Electronic Publishing in Science
Conference Dates
February 20-23, 2001
Conference Location
Paris, FR
Conference Title
Joint ICSU/UNESCO Conference on Electronic Publishing in Science

Keywords

data archiving, large data sets, scientific data, scientific publication

Citation

Rumble, J. (2001), Publication and Use of Large Data Sets, Proceedings of the Second Joint ICSU/UNESCO Conference on Electronic Publishing in Science, Paris, FR (Accessed July 12, 2024)

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Created August 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017