The Information Revolution: Impact on Science and Technology

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The series Data and Knowledge in a Changing World covers the quality and accessability of quantitative and qualitative data, classical and ground-breaking methods by which numeric and symbolic data are acquired, analyzed, and managed. The current volume is devoted to the impact of Internet and WWW communication of data.
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Overview

The series Data and Knowledge in a Changing World covers the quality and accessability of quantitative and qualitative data, classical and ground-breaking methods by which numeric and symbolic data are acquired, analyzed, and managed. The current volume is devoted to the impact of Internet and WWW communication of data.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642852503
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 2/9/2012
  • Series: Data and Knowledge in a Changing World Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 273
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

One: Emergence of an Information Society: Facts and Challenges.- 1: Information Highways: Internet and Web Services.- Dealing with the Data Deluge. Visualization and Data Management.- Content-Based Information Retrieval: New Tools for Textual Data, New Problems for Image Data.- The World-Wide Web: A Global Source of Data and Information.- Structuring and Visualizing Hyperspace with Hyper-G.- Internet-Web and St Data Management: Harmonization and New Horizons.- Online Electronic Publishing: Developing Infrastructure for the Electronic Reader.- A Workbench for Bibliographic or Factual Data Handling.- 2: Obstacles to a Free or Fair Circulation of Scientific Data.- Facets of the Kaleidoscope of Scientific Information.- ICSU Policy on Access to Data and Information.- Issues in the Transborder Flow of Scientific Data.- Legal and Economic Aspects of Data Production and Transfer.- Guidelines of a European Meteorological Services Policy on Data Exchange.- 3: Distributed Data and Information Networks.- Integrated Ground-Based and Remotely Sensed Data to Support Global Studies of Environmental Change.- Critical Factors for the Use of Public Databases.- The Nasa Astrophysics Data System: A Heterogeneous Distributed Data Environment.- Computer Networks with Episodic Links and the Use of Portable Computers.- Dynamic Management of Cooperative Applications for Mobile Systems.- Two: Worldwide and Regional Information Systems, Policies and Programs.- 4: Unesco Policy, Worldwide Networks, Regional Exchange Equity.- Unesco Policy on Scientific Data Exchange: Grave Disparities in Data Access Possibilities.- Networking Africa’s Scientific and Technical Information Resources.- New Technologies (Multimedia — Hypertext — Hypermedia) Potential Use in Developing Countries.- Barriers to International Technology Transfer.- The Developments of a Scientific Research Data Network System in China.- 5: Numerical, Textual and Image Databases.- Integrated Information Management for Physics.- Numerical Databases — Can We Afford Them?.- Teaching Biology by Video Images Assisted by Computer: Embryological Laboratories.- The State of Chinese Materials Databases.- 6: Case Study: Worldwide Bioinformatics Distributed Databases.- Bioinformatics — Pulling the European Strings Together.- Bioinformatics in East Asia.- Bioinformatics in the United States: Recent Trends from a Microbiological Perspective.- MMTDB: The Metazoa Mihondrial DNA Variants Specialized Database.- Epitope Databank.- Protein Superfamily Database (PROSUP).- Concerted Use of Multiple Databases for Taxonomic Insights.
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