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14 March 2013

Digitizing the legacy scientific literature: challenges and opportunities

Location: Meeting Room 10, 2nd Floor, JLB
Time: 12:30pm - 13:45pm
Speaker(s): Dr David Morse

Although we live in a world in which seemingly everything is available online, vast amounts of information is locked away on paper in the old literature. In this seminar we will give an overview of some of the issues involved in extracting information from some of the legacy scientific literature that is being digitised in a number of projects worldwide. This is the thread that links three projects that are ongoing in the Computing Department: agINFRA (a data infrastructure to support agricultural scientific communities, ComTax (A Community-driven Curation Process for Taxonomic Databases) and ViBRANT (Virtual Biodiversity Research and Access Network for Taxonomy). On the way we will give an overview of these three projects and describe some of the challenges and opportunities that they have encountered.


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Contact: mailto:h.c.sharp@open.ac.uk