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It's All Semantics: Searching for an Intuitive Internet That Knows What Is Said--And Meant

The Internet grew out of an idea to connect various and disparate sources of data, delivering to researchers around the globe unprecedented access to information via their computer screens. As e-Science evolves alongside Web 2.0, however, some are pushing for a …
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'Giving it away' a textbook argument

Open access "has so far been developed, promoted and argued for most extensively, and certainly most heatedly, in the Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Gary Hall, a leading open-access advocate, and others have produced powerful polemics in favour of open access, often in books in which they practice what they preach. Some claim that the movement has a political dimension and can help to break down the hierarchies and de facto restrictions on expression created by state-funded universities and corporate publishers.
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Put all the results out in the open

Researchers, government and society benefit when research is made freely available, so the sooner it is mandated, the better. Impact is certainly having an impact and could be measured in the amount of hot air generated. Looking at it dispassionately, one can see both sides of an argument that is becoming increasingly polarised. Of course academics want to have impact; no one wants their work ignored.…
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E-books on the rise

Jane Easterly isn't an e-book reader yet, but she said she'll become one in the near future. The assistant director and reference supervisor at Galesburg Public Library has done a great deal of research and said she can see the benefits of electronic books.…
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Bookless libraries increase accessibility

Cushing Academy in Massachusetts gained national attention in September when it announced plans to replace its collection of more than 20,000 books with a massive electronic database. Carnegie Mellon has for years already been building its own "bookless library": "For the nearly 15 years I've been in the Carnegie Mellon Libraries, we've been working hard to provide the campus with what I think is a very realistic view of the library of the future. We are working towards a hybrid of an online and paper-based library," computer science librarian Missy Harvey explained…..
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