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Chapter 1 makes the case for the transformative potential of an improved cyberinfrastructure withrespect to the preservation and availability of our cultural heritage. A coordinated effort to build cyberinfrastructure for thehumanities and social sciences, the Commission argues, will benefit the public and the specialist alike by providing access to thebreadth and depth of the cultural record.

Chapter 2 explores the constraints that must be overcome in creating such a cyberinfrastructure—insufficienttraining, outdated policies, unsatisfactory tools, incomplete resources, and inadequate access. These constraints are notprimarily technological but, instead, cultural, economic, legal, and institutional. They include:

●the loss, fragility, and inaccessibility of the cultural record;

●the complexity of the cultural record;

●intellectual property restrictions on the use of the cultural record;

●lack of incentives to experiment with cyberinfrastructure in the humanities and social sciences;

●uncertainty about the future mechanisms, forms, and economics of scholarly publishing and scholarlycommunication more generally;

●insufficient resources, will, and leadership to build

cyberinfrastructure for the humanities and social sciences.

Chapter 3 provides a framework for action. It first articulates five goals for an effective cyberinfrastructure,namely, that it should

  • be accessible as a public good;
  • be sustainable;
  • provide interoperability;
  • facilitate collaboration;
  • support experimentation.

In chapter 3, the Commission also recommends the following measures necessary to achieve these goals (and tomeet the challenges described in chapter 2):

1. invest in cyberinfrastructure for the humanities and social sciences, as a matter of strategic priority.

Addressed to: Universities; federal and private funding agencies

Implementation: Determine the amount and efficacy of funding that now goes to support developingcyberinfrastructure for humanities and social sciences from all sources; through annual meetings and ongoing consultation,coordinate the goals this funding aims to achieve; and aim to increase both funding and coordination over the next five years,including commercial investments that are articulated with the educational community’s agenda.

2. develop public and institutional policies that foster openness and access.

Addressed to: University presidents, boards of trustees, provosts, and counsels; university presses; fundingagencies; libraries; scholarly societies; Congress

Implementation: The Association of American Universities, in collaboration with other organizations such as theNational Humanities Alliance, the Scholarly Publishing and Research Coalition, and the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, shouldtake a leadership role in coordinating the engagement of the humanities and social sciences with issues of informationpolicy.

3. promote cooperation between the public and private sectors.

Addressed to: Universities; federal and private funding agencies; Internet-oriented companies

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
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Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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