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December 2006

More on Open Data

Bill Hooker has written a nice article about ensuring that the data behind published scientific literature are made openly available.

Where are the data? Can I have them? What can I do with them? (17 Dec, 2006).

He takes a practical approach based on the perspective of a researcher.

RIN publishes report on researchers and discovery services

The UK Research Information Network "has published a report on the behaviour, perceptions and needs of researchers as users of discovery services."

Researchers and discovery services Behaviour, perceptions and needs (pdf)

One interesting quote:
The main uses of all the more general tools (such as Google, other forms of general web search and asking colleagues) are for more general background information activities.
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