Biological Information and Its Users

Authored by: Kalpana Shankar

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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The purpose of this entry is to introduce the information science reader to the wide range of data and other resources that constitute “biological information.” Attention is paid to both paper and digital sources and the use of digital libraries and cyberinfrastructure for the creation, use, and reuse of information. The entry discusses various user communities and their needs, including scientists, educators and students, policy makers, and other secondary users. The entry concludes with challenges for data sharing, preservation, and access.

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