Scientific Models: A User-oriented Approach to the Integration of Scientific Data and Digital Libraries

Hunter, Jane (2006). Scientific Models: A User-oriented Approach to the Integration of Scientific Data and Digital Libraries. In: VALA2006, Melbourne, Australia, (1-16). 8 February, 2006.

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Author Hunter, Jane
Title of paper Scientific Models: A User-oriented Approach to the Integration of Scientific Data and Digital Libraries
Conference name VALA2006
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 8 February, 2006
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Many scientific communities are struggling with the challenge of how to manage the terabytes of data they are producing, often on a daily basis. Scientific models are the primary method for representing and encapsulating expert knowledge in many disciplines. Scientific models could also provide a mechanism: for publishing and sharing scientific results; for teaching complex scientific concepts; and for the selective archival, curation and preservation of scientific data. As such, they also provide a bridge for collaboration between Digital Libraries and eScience. In this paper I describe research being undertaken within the FUSION project at the University of Queensland to enable scientists to construct, publish and manage scientific model packages that encapsulate and relate the raw data to its associated contextual and provenance metadata, processing steps, derived information and publications. This work involves extending tools and services that have come out of the Digital Libraries domain to support e-Science requirements.
Subjects 280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Keyword e-science
dynamic publications
databases
information management
digital libraries
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