Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Paleontologists enter the web period

After James Landell circulated 'An Open Letter in Support of Digital Data Archiving' via the paleonet list server, a quite controversal discussion followed. This thread included almost any kind of paranoia you would expect to hear if someone asks a group of pre-web scientists to share their data.

Anyway, this letter apparantly had significant impact and NATURE editors now hope that 'Fossil data enter the web period'.. hopefully paleontologists will follow;)

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