Digitizing the legacy scientific literature: challenges and opportunities

Author: 
David Morse
Author: 
Jane Bromley
Author: 
Anton Dil
Author: 
David King
Author: 
Alistair Willis
Author: 
Hui Yang
Type of Activity: 
Presentations
Lead partner: 
The Open University
Date: 
14/03/2013
Abstract: 
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.
Place: 
OU, UK
Type of audience: 
Scientific community
Size of audience: 
25
Countries: 
UK
Presentation: 
Yes
Slides: 
The slides are in attached file, draft-1_5.odp. Note, there is a formatting problem that means some of the imbedded images do not display correctly if simply viewed in presentation software, however, when viewed in full screen mode they are fine.
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